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Distilling the Essence 

Volume 40 November 1965 Number 1 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Peter C. Barnard '50 
Robert M. Cross '45 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken, Lucille Hensley. 

The Alumni Council 

President, George T. Davidson Jr. '38; Vice 
President, John F. Reed '37; Secretary, Peter 
C. Barnard '50; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mcln- 
tire '25. Members at Large: 1966: George F. 
Cary II '35, George T. Davidson Jr. '38, 
Lendall B. Knight '41, Richard A. Wiley 
'49; 1967: William H. Thalheimer '27, Rob- 
ert C. Porter '34, John F. Reed '37, W. Brad- 
ford Briggs '43; 1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, 
Richard C. Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. 
Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III 
'51. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council Members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local Alumni Clubs and 
the Editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Morris A. Densmore '46; Vice 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. 1966: Morris A. Dens- 
more '46; 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 1968: 
Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. 
Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46. 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1965 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published by-monthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

DISTILLING the essence of the first Bowdoin Alumni Col- 
lege in the space of this issue was a difficult task, but one 
that Donald F. Barnes '35 and Prof. C. Douglas McGee ap- 
proached enthusiastically. What occurred that week was too good 
to share only with the few who attended. 

The article by Thomas Eliot Weil '28 represents another and 
important dimension of the Alumni College: the array of out-of- 
class events scheduled for the alumni students. 

There are many reasons for the success of the college, and 
three are worth mentioning here: the alertness of the students; the 
excellence of the faculty; and the meticulous planning and expert 
directing of Dr. Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Edward Little Profes- 
sor of Rhetoric and Oratory and Professor of English. Indeed, the 
college will best be remembered as another of the many ways that 
Professor Brown has ably served Bowdoin. 

We are pleased to announce that the second Alumni College 
will be held August 14-21, 1966. Applications and inquiries should 
be addressed to Professor Brown. A detailed announcement will 
appear in the January Alumnus. — E.B. 

In This Issue 

2 The College 

7 Seven Days in August Donald F. Barnes 

The students of the first Alumni College mixed mirth and 
serious inquiry, revealing they knew all about Aristotle and 
his Golden Mean— though he wasn't on the reading list. 

10 Agnst Revisited C. Douglas McGee 

In this philosophic essay based on the readings and on the 
discussions of the Alumni College, the author offers a com- 
forting observation: our worry is natural. 

13 Toward a New Awareness of National Security 

Thomas Eliot Weil 
A former Department of State Official reviews events of the 
past twelve months and suggests that Americans may be gain- 
ing a new appreciation of the threat of Communist China. 

18 Talk of the Alumni 

21 Alumni Clubs & Class News 

32 In Memory 

Cover photos by Paul Downing 

Inside cover: Caught in the unfamiliar pose of pass receiver was Paul 
Soule '66, who scored a touchdown on this play in the W.P.I, game. 
During the same game, which Bowdoin won, 40-8, Paul broke Bow- 
doin's career rushing record of 1,134 yaids. 

—Photo by David Wilkinson '67. 


Kappa Sigs Go Local 

BOWDOIN'S chapter of Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity announced on 
Oct. 7 that it had resigned from 
the national organization. 

In a letter to the faculty and staff, 
Chapter President Thomas H. Allen 
'67 stated in part: 

"This action was taken because of 
unwritten racial membership restric- 
tions which the delegates to the Na- 
tional Conclave this summer refused 
to vote out of existence. Members of 
the local chapter have for several 
years been seeking the removal of 
these restrictions. Since we now see 
no hope of a change in national fra- 
ternity policy in the foreseeable fu- 
ture, we feel we can no longer in good 
conscience remain a part of the Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity." 

Founded at Bowdoin 70 years ago, 
the Kappa Sigs were the eighth old- 
est of the College's Greek letter fra- 
ternities. Its resignation is the third 
to occur since 1951, when the Delta 
Upsilon chapter withdrew because of 
discriminatory practices. Alpha Tau 
Omega became Phi Delta Psi for the 
same reasons in 1961. 

The decision of the Kappa Sigs 
was in line with the Governing 
Boards' resolution of 1962, which em- 
phasized that each fraternity on the 
campus should be free to choose its 
members from among all students ad- 
mitted to the College. 

At the time of the announcement, 
the Bowdoin Kappa Sigs had not de- 
cided on a new name, and there was 
no indications as to how the 663 living 
Kappa Sigma alumni of the College 
would be affected by the chapter's 

Tuition Increase 

STARTING September, 1966, tui- 
tion at Bowdoin will be $1,900 a 
year— $150 more than now. 

The increase is hardly good news 
either to undergraduates and their 
parents or to the College, for it puts 
Bowdoin higher up on the list of the 
most expensive men's colleges in the 
East— at least until others announce 
increases, as many administrators at 
Bowdoin are certain they will. (One 
recently pointed out, "The life of a 
tuition charge is two— seldom more 
than three— years, and it's been about 
that long since the last general wave 
of increases.") As of now, Bowdoin 
will rank just behind Harvard, Yale, 
Princeton, and Columbia in tuition, 
room and board; about even with 
Dartmouth and Brown; and ahead of 
Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan. 

But if the increase was unpleasant 
news, it was hardly surprising in the 
light of a recent report by the U. S. 
Office of Education. Between 1962 
and 1964 the nation's higher educa- 
tion costs jumped 28%, to a record 
$9.2 billion— the same percent of in- 
crease that took place between 1960 
and 1962. 

The increase will offset less than 
a third of the gap between estimated 
revenues and expenditures for 1966- 
67, when the College expects to spend 
just over $5.1 million. Anticipated 
income, including an additional 
$137,000 from the tuition increase, 
has been placed at $4.8 million. If 
the College is to operate with a bal- 
anced budget, it will have to gain 
the difference in unrestricted gifts 
from alumni, foundations, industry, 
and other sources. 

One of the places where Bowdoin 
and other private colleges are caught 
is in the frantic bidding for faculty. 
Burgeoning state university systems, 
armed with the taxing power of 
generally willing legislatures and 
faced with soaring enrollments, are 
raiding many private colleges of their 
experienced teachers. Offers of $5,000 
to $6,000 more a year, while not 
common, are becoming more fre- 
quent. In addition, there is a con- 
tinued scarcity of Ph.D.'s in every 
discipline. Two years ago, for 
example, the number of Ph.D.'s 
granted in foreign languages and lit- 
erature (Latin, Greek, French, Ger- 
man, Russian, and Spanish— all of 
which are offered at Bowdoin) was 
less than 300— hardly enough to meet 
the needs of higher education, let 
alone of industry and government. 

Even when a private college man- 
ages to hold on to highly qualified 
professors by paying them adequately, 
it is faced with the problem of pro- 
viding adequate laboratories and 
libraries for research and other 
scholarly endeavor. 

But the basic reason for the in- 
creasing costs at Bowdoin and col- 
leges like it remains the traditional 
strength of private higher educa- 
tion: small classes taught by qualified 
professors even at the freshman 
level, with full attention paid to the 
development of the individual stu- 
dent. "From a dollars and cents 
standpoint," says one professor, "this 
is terribly inefficient. But when it 
comes to the education of human 
beings, we haven't discovered a bet- 
ter way since the Greeks went into 

the business 2,500 years ago." 


Money, Money, Money 

THE high cost of education is no- 
where better reflected than in the 
College's financial report for the year 
ending June 30, 1965. In brief, its 
current operation expenses reached a 
record $4.7 million— a 17.5% jump 
from 1963-64-and amounted to $105,- 
000 more than its current income. 
This marked the fifth time in the 
past six years that Bowdoin has 
ended a fiscal year in the red. 

Despite the deficits, the College has 
increased its resources. Five years ago, 
Bowdoin's endowment had a market 
value of $23 million. Its plant was 
estimated at $8 million. As of June 

30, the endowment stood at $31 mil- 
lion, and the plant's estimated value 
was SI 8.5 million. 

To meet the 1964-65 deficit, the 
College sold securities that had been 
purchased with unrestricted money 
functioning as endowment. 

Like the others, the deficit had 
been anticipated. Categories with the 
greatest increases were instruction and 
activities related to it ($258,000) , 
plant operation and maintenance 
(SI 17,000), and scholarships and aid 
(S85,000) . Expenses earmarked in- 
struction and activities related to it 
amounted to SI, 328,000 largely for 
two reasons: the revised senior year 
curriculum, with emphasis upon 
small seminars and independent 
study, resulted in a 10% increase in 
the number of full-time faculty; and 
the addition of many more lectures, 
concerts, art exhibits, and seminars, 
which have contributed greatly to the 
present his;h state of intellectual 
awareness among the students. Bow- 

doin's distance from any of the na- 
tion's great cultural centers has forced 
it to spend increasing sums of money 
to give its students the same out-of- 
class cultural experiences that are en- 
joyed by students attending institu- 
tions in urban areas. 

Most of the additional expense of 
maintenance and plant went for the 
operation of the Senior Center. The 
increase for scholarship and aid, which 
brought the total spent to $446,000, 
was because the number of awards 
went from 278 to 347. 

The current financial position of 
the College was best summed up by 
President Coles in his most recent 
report to the Governing Boards. He 
said: "Obviously, Bowdoin and col- 
leges like Bowdoin will need more 
gifts, benefactions, and bequests for 
endowment to support scholarships, 
professorships, and general operating 
expense. Fortunately, we live in a na- 
tion and in a climate of responsible 

A Friendly Place 

THE enlarged and renovated Moul- 
ton Union was dedicated on Oct. 
2. President Coles presided at the 
ceremonies, and Nelson B. Jones, Di- 
rector of the University of Maine's 
Memorial Union Building and a for- 
mer President of the Association of 
College Unions International, was the 

Among the honored guests was Mrs. 
Louis L. Hills, niece of the original 
donor and widow of a member of the 
Class of 1899. 

The enlarged Union includes more 
and better facilities for lectures and 
conferences, a modern cafeteria and 
separate snack bar, a new kitchen and 
pantry, additional game facilities, 
television rooms, a general student 
activities work room, a new campus 
information center, a bookstore, guide 
service, offices for a variety of under- 
graduate organizations, and the all- 
college telephone switchboard. 

New Dining Room in the Moulton Union 
The goal: to share in the enrichment of the College. 

President Coles 
Two percent for peace? 

The renovation cost $500,000 and 
added 16,000 square feet. With the 
added space the Union is able to 
serve the College's projected enroll- 
ment of 925. 

Built in 1927-28, the Union was the 
gift of the Hon. Augustus F. Moulton 
'73, a historian and lawyer, and last 
Mayor of Deering before it was an- 
nexed to Portland in 1899. 

That none of its original charm and 
warmth has been lost is because of 
the imaginative architecture of Stein- 
man and Cain of New York and be- 
cause of Moulton Union Director 
Donovan D. Lancaster's careful atten- 
tion to detail. During the hectic sum- 
mer months, when the renovation was 
being carried out at almost a frantic 
pace, Mr. Lancaster spent long hours 
supervising even the smallest aspects 
of the work. The conscientiousness 
was justified, for it is a friendly place, 
one that should live up to the objec- 
tive Mr. Lancaster sets for it: "To 
share in the enrichment of the social, 
recreational, and cultural life of the 

Peace Proposal 

ONE of the nice things about tra- 
ditions is that when imagina- 
tively executed their original mean- 
ings became startlingly relevant. So it 
was with the opening of the 164th 
academic year at Bowdoin, which be- 

gan—as it has for as long as anyone 
can remember— with the parable of 
the sower. 

What followed was not a typical 
look-about-you type of talk— though 
with $9 million worth of new or 
renovated buildings just about com- 
pleted President James S. Coles might 
have been excused had he given such 
an address. Nor did he take the op- 
portunity, as so many college presi- 
dents do on such occasions, to pontif- 
icate about higher education. 

Instead, the President talked about 
peace. He proposed that the federal 
government set aside for peace re- 
search a small percentage of the huge 
sums now being spent on arms and 

"We are criminally negligent as 
protectors of mankind and our heri- 
tage if we do not put the greatest 
possible effort into peace research. 
This should be done now, and it 
should be done without delay. 

"The monies we are spending on 
research and study toward the achieve- 
ment of peace are practically non- 
existent," he continued, and then 
suggested that the government should 
set aside 2%— $1 billion this year— of 
the Defense Department's budget for 
such research. 

"Ample precedent for such an arbi- 
trary allocation may be found in 
many progressive corporations, where 
similar determinations set aside a 

given fraction of the gross income for 
research purposes; many of the ma- 
terial advances of our society have 
been the result of such a policy." 

The relatively small amount thus 
spent on peace research, he argued, 
"could be quickly recovered by any 
degree of success such peace research 
might have, through reduction in 
military spending which would en- 

The magnitude of the peace re- 
search activity that the money would 
provide can be judged by considering 
that the $480 million budget of the 
National Science Foundation, "which 
supports education and research in 
the sciences on a massive national 
scale", is less than half of the amount 
the President proposed for peace re- 

Hopefully, the germ of the Presi- 
dent's proposal, to paraphrase Luke, 
fell upon good ground and will spring 
up to yield fruit a hundredfold. 

Fraternity Rushing 

ACCORDING to the Dean of Stu- 
dents' Office, all but nine of 
Bowdoin's 248 freshmen have pledged 
to a fraternity. As has been the 
case for the past several years, every 
freshman by agreement among the 
College's 12 fraternities received at 
least one bid. 

The percent of the Class of 1969 
which accepted a bid was 96.4. The 
percent for the entire College, which 
lists 30 independents in a student 
body of 859*, is 96.6. 

Since 1960-61, the proportion of 
students in fraternities has ranged 
from a low of 94.1% in 1962-63 to 
this year's high. 

War on Poverty 

WHAT better way to learn about 
the War on Poverty than from 
the men most responsible for carry- 
ing it out? 

There is none, according to Pro- 
fessor William B. Whiteside, Direc- 
tor of the Senior Center, and Dr. John 
C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood Alex- 
ander Professor of Government, who 
have planned a series of five lectures 
and a senior seminar. 

Jack T. Conway, first Deputy Di- 

*Not included in this total are 32 students 
who are transfers, members of classes other 
than 1966-1969, or special. 

rector of the Office of Economic Op- 
portunity, opened the series on Sept. 
28 with a discussion of the origin and 
scope of the government's anti-pov- 
erty program. 

Stanley H. Ruttenberg, Manpower 
Administrator of the Department of 
Labor, was scheduled to speak on 
Oct. 1 1 ; Jack Howard, Director of the 
Neighborhood Youth Corps, on Oct. 
25; Mitchell Sviridoff, Executive Di- 
rector of Community Progress Inc., 
New Haven, Conn., on Nov. 15; and 
Daniel P. Moynihan, former Assistant 
Secretary for Policy Planning of the 
Department of Labor, on a date to be 

12 ROT C Winners 

ONE junior and 11 freshmen at 
Bowdoin were among the first 
recipients of the Army's new ROTC 

The junior was Cadet Wilfred B. 
Vanchon Jr., one of 600 college stu- 
dents throughout the nation selected 
to receive two-year scholarships. 

Some 3,400 high school seniors com- 
peted for the four-year scholarships, 
w r hich are similar to those the Navy 
has awarded in the past, and 400 were 

The 11 freshmen winners put Bow- 
doin in a tie (with Texas A.&M.) for 
third among the 247 colleges in the 
United States offering ROTC. Only 
M.I.T. (14) and the University of 
Washington (12) had more. 

The freshman winners were Robert 
S. Blackwood Jr. of South Portland; 
Alfred L. DeCicco, Stafford Springs, 
Conn.; David L. Fenimore, Albany, 
X.Y.; Glen R. Johnson, Norfolk, Va.; 
Berkeley T. Merchant, Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kan.; George V. Mouradian, 
Arlington, Mass.; James L. Novick, 
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Lawrence G. O'Toole, 
Winchester, Mass.; John E. Ryan, 
Brunswick; Judson D. Smith, Winter- 
port; and Greg S. Wilkes, Stamford, 

A Winner 

IS mid-August the National Federa- 
tion of Music Clubs announced 
that Bowdoin has won a first place 
award in a nation-wide competition 
among education! institutions for 
the performance and promotion of 
American music 

Cited for its "distinguished ser- 

vice and achievements in behalf of 
American music, the College was one 
of only six winners, and was the only 
New England college or university 
to receive an award. 

Toward Cultural Unity 

DURING the last week of August, 
the first meeting of the Study 
Group on Foundations of Cultural 
Unity was held in Bowdoin's Senior 
Center. The prospectus of the meeting 
was prepared by Prof. Michael Polanyi 
of the Center for Advanced Studies 
of Wesleyan University, Prof. Mar- 
jorie Grene of the University of Cali- 
fornia, and Prof. Edward Pols of Bow- 
doin's Department of Philosophy. 

In their announcement, addressed 
to scholars all over the world, they 
condemned as inadequate, distorting 
and dangerous the currently fashion- 
able attempt to reduce all explanation 
to theorems appropriate only to phys- 
ics or chemistry, to eliminate meta- 
physical considerations from science, 
and to debase the concept of man to 
that of a talking machine. 

They expressed their conviction 
"that a deep-seated philosophic reform 
is needed— one that would radically 
alter prevailing conceptions not only 
of the nature of knowledge and of 
creative achievement in general, but 
of the human agent who inquires and 
creates, and of the entire fabric of the 
culture formed by such activities". 

Philosophers, mathematicians, bio- 
logists, theologians, sociologists, phys- 
icists (including Nobel Prize winner 
Eugene P. Wigner) , psychologists (in- 
cluding Dr. Sigmund Koch), students 
of cybernetics and of language, artists 
and men of letters (including novelist 
Herbert Gold and Stephen R. Grau- 
bard, Editor of Daedalus) responded 
to this call. They came from all over 
Western Europe and North America 
to the meeting, which was sponsored 
by the Ford Foundation. 

Some of the papers discussed were 
"Philosophical Knowledge of the Per- 
son", "Epistemology of Quantum 
Mechanics", "Organism and Environ- 
ment", "The Science of Language", 
"Perception of Paintings", "Creative 
Imagination", and "Embodiment and 
Excarnation". The Senior Center was 
an ideal setting for the discussions. 
The opportunities it gave for informal 
exchange of ideas was judged by all 
an important element in the general 
success of the meetings. 

That success was great. The par- 
ticipants were strengthened in their 
awareness of the need for a funda- 
mental conceptual reform that might 
free the sciences, humanities and arts 
from the inadequacies and errors of 
scientism, and open up an approach 
to the nature of knowledge and the 
nature of man on more adequate 
terms. It is hoped that a similar as- 
sembly will be held at Bowdoin again 
next year. 

Profs. Polanyi & Pols 
Man is more than a talking machine. 


The Pacer 

DURING a game, some coaches 
cajole their players, others threat- 
en, and still others just pace and 
pace and pace, and say little at all. 

Bowdoin's new head football coach, 
Pete Kostacopoulos, belongs in the 
last category. Best guess is that he 
has walked well over a mile in that 
30 yard zone along the sidelines re- 
served for coaches. Indeed, one can 
perceive Kosty's estimate of the situ- 
ation by observing how fast the 31- 
year-old former Maine footballer is 

He was never in better form than 
during the opening game with 
Worcester Poly. Bowdoin had little 
trouble overwhelming the opposition, 
40-8, with the passing of quarterback 
Maurice Viens '67 (12 of 13 for 129 
yards and four touchdowns) and the 
running of Paul Soule '66 (101 yards 
on 20 rushes). 

Kosty slowed down at Medford, 
where Bowdoin defeated Tufts, 14-0, 
but was kept going by the defensive 
play of center-linebacker Dave Stock- 
ing '66, who recovered two fumbles, 
was in on numerous tackles, and was 
named to the Eastern College Ath- 
letic Conference weekly all-star team. 

Then came Wesleyan, first of the 
Little Three and, by tradition, the 
weakest. It was no weak Cardinal 
team that came to Brunswick this 
year. It was out to break a jinx of 
34 years' standing— a win on Whittier 
Field. After all, the Polar Bears had 
ended their 21 -year drought at Mid- 
dletown last year. 

What Wesleyan proved was that a 
big, fast line is better than a small, 
fast one. Time after time, its tackles 
(6-3, 224 lbs. and 6-1, 225 lbs.) came 
swarming in on Viens as he tried to 
unload a pass. When they were not 
there, a blitzing linebacker was. Just 
for good measure, the Cardinals un- 
limbered a 6-0, 185 lb. back by the 
name of Billy Congleton. He pound- 
ed the Big White line, gaining 110 
yards on 25 rushes, and kept Wesley- 
an's offense rolling. 

All of this brought Kosty to a 
virtual standstill. When he was not 
receiving suggestions via the field 
telephone from his spotter above 
Hubbard Grandstand, he was shuf- 
fling linemen in and out, seeking to 
find the combination that could stop 
the Cardinals. 

Nothing seemed to work, how- 
ever, and Bowdoin took its first loss, 
13-23, under Kosty. 

Still to be played at this writing 
were five games— including Amherst 
and Williams, which were rated at 
season's start even stronger than the 
hard-charging Wesleyan eleven. 

C.B.B. Games 

THE State Series, ended last sea- 
son with the final game between 
Bowdoin and the University of 
Maine, has been replaced by C.B.B. 
Games, which, appropriately, stands 
for Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin. 

The football used in the deciding 
game will be preserved as a symbol 
of the competition and will go to the 
winning college. In the event of a tie, 
the ball will be retired for the year. 

Football by Computer 

FOOTBALL is becoming so com- 
plicated a game that few know 
what happens on any given Saturday 
until they have— to use coaching 
terminology— broken down the films. 
Bowdoin's I.B.M. 1620 has aided 
in the process, speeding it up by 
two days. It used to be that the coach 
and his staff spent all day Sunday 
breaking down the films, and most of 
Monday and Tuesday analyzing the 
information they had collected. Kos- 
ty and his staff still devote Sundays 
to the film break down, but on Mon- 
days they turn over their informa- 
tion to a secretary who programs it 
on punch cards. The cards are then 
fed into the computer and, in answer 
to certain questions, it spits out the 
information in minutes. All of the 
questions are now answered by Mon- 
day afternoon. 

Coach Kostacopoulos in Action 
Some cajole, some threaten, and some just pace, pace, pace. 

The First Bowdoin Alumni College 

Seven Days in August 

by Donald F. Barnes 

IT is not new for groups of alumni 
to return to their campuses for re- 
freshment of their minds and con- 
temporary enlightenment. Most such 
courses, however, consist of a series 
of lectures, after which the alumnus 
takes away what he can conveniently 
carry and leaves the rest in the audi- 

Not so the Bowdoin Alumni Col- 
lege. This was a series of conference 
sessions with seventeen graduates and 
three faculty members around a table 
—plus sixteen wives around the perim- 
eter of the room, all articulate, all 
briefed on the subjects. 

The Director of the College was 
Herbert Ross Brown, Professor of 
English and Edward Little Professor 
of Rhetoric and Oratory. Two other 
men served as his faculty colleagues: 

John C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood 
Alexander Professor of Government, 
and C. Douglas McGee, Associate 
Professor of Philosophy. 

The three courses chosen were 
neither forbiddingly esoteric nor be- 
yond the command of the small fac- 
ulty: literature, public affairs and 
government, and philosophy. While 
it is surely possible to become esoteric 
on these subjects, it was obvious to the 
class that the faculty was using all of 
its wit and wisdom— of which it had 
considerable— to keep the discussions 
from getting to Cloud Nine. 

The required reading was: in lit- 
erature, Shakespeare's King Lear and 
Hardy's Jude the Obscure; as a kind 
of bridge from literature to philos- 
ophy, Gide's Lafcadio's Adventures; 
in philosophy, and as a bridge to 

public affairs and government, Plato's 
Republic; and, in the latter field, 
Lippmann's The Public Philosophy 
and Harrington's The Other America. 

The students and their wives gath- 
ered at the Senior Center on Sunday 
afternoon, August 15. They ranged 
in age from the Class of 1907 dirough 
the Class of 1953, with four members 
of the Class of 1926 constituting the 
largest single delegation. Included 
were a food broker, dentist, lawyer, 
Foreign Service officer, publisher, fi- 
nancial analyst, scientist, advertiser, 
chemist, and educator. A mixed bag, 
seemingly— but the very disparate na- 
ture of their businesses and professions 
enabled them to bring special light 
to the discussions. 

The first scheduled event was a 
reception and dinner, which the stu- 

dents approached gingerly. Except for 
the phalanx from the Class of 1926, 
few knew each other, and the pres- 
ence of the wives perhaps awed those 
who had never studied with a co-ed. 
As it turned out, no such caution 
was needed. All the males present 
had at least a common Bowdoin back- 
ground, and mutual friends turned 
up quickly. 

J. HE formal program began with a 
talk by Dr. Leonard W. Cronkhite '41, 
General Director of the Children's 
Hospital Medical Center, Boston. Se- 
lection of Dr. Cronkhite to talk on 
space medicine was no accident. His 
discussion of the clashes, woes and 
opportunities of the space medicine 
group vis-a-vis the space scientists was 
illuminating and provocative. The 
fact that after his talk he was asked 
questions by the class for more than 
forty-five minutes was an indication 
of things to come. 

Professor Brown reserved for him- 
self the somewhat unenviable task of 
getting the school itself rolling the 
following morning. Since no one was 
quite sure of the ground rules, things 
started slowly, but then they exploded 
into conversation and the class was 
off and running— running on a fast 
track in clear weather for the rest of 
the week. 

Lear and Jude were the first two 
books to be discussed. Lear being such 
a monumental work, it was difficult 
for members of the class to do much 
but gain for themselves new interpre- 
tations and draw fresh points of view 
from their discussion. But when Jude 
took the stand it became apparent that 
this group was not going to descend 
into a welter of slavish admiration for 
the masters of the past. Thomas 
Hardy, as a matter of fact, took a 
clobbering— not the clobbering of a 
group who thought they had read a 
dull book, but a reasoned, philosoph- 
ically well-grounded criticism in which 
almost everyone took part. 

Perhaps it was during the discussion 
of Hardy that the true raison d'etre of 
the Alumni College began to come 
clear. This was not simply to be an 
"appreciation" of historic writers and 
their works, nor was it to be a textual 
dissection of a few masterpieces. Rath- 
er, it was to be a subjective and some- 
times emotional critique of various 

works— done within the frame of ref- 
erence and environment of the class. 
Doubtless, Hardy scholars would have 
groaned and developed fever blisters 
at some of the comments made about 
the writer, his hero and heroines. But 
through its colloquy, the class gained 
a new awareness of the novel itself, 
the social conditions under which it 
was written, and the thrust of the 
author. This was surely where the 
magic of the Alumni College lay: in 
making relevant to our times and our 
ideas some of the masterworks, and in 
undertaking to cut away some of the 
fog that surrounds them. 


.ND so it went. Andre Gide, the 
subject of the second morning's dis- 
cussion under Professor McGee, came 
off a bit better than Hardy, and the 
class interested itself in taking a 1912 
situation (the year in which Lafca- 
dio's Adventures was written) and ap- 
plying it to modern society. The mem- 
bers also became interested in Gide's 
theories of existentialism, and it was 
apparent that there were few, if any, 
existentialists in the class. 

There was special relevance in the 
discussion of Michael Harrington's 
The Other America, led by Professor 
Donovan on Wednesday morning. 
The "insurrection" in the Watts sec- 
tion of Los Angeles was in its full 
fury, and the students were able to 
see cause and effect with the morning 
newspaper in one hand and Harring- 
ton's discussion of poverty in the 

Thursday morning had originally 
been scheduled by the faculty as an 
"open date" (since opportunities to 
visit or vegetate during the week were 
few in number) but the class chose 
to meet and discuss Bowdoin's pos- 
sible future ventures in continuing 
education. It was enthusiastic about 
the conference technique and the lim- 
itation of the classes to small groups. 
It suggested books, subjects and cur- 
ricula for subsequent colleges, and it 
timidly expressed the hope that some 
of its members would be able to re- 
turn and take a crack at a new agenda. 

Public affairs and government took 
up the mornings of Friday and Satur- 
day: Walter Lippmann and his Public 
Philosophy the first day, with Profes- 
sor Donovan steering, and Plato's 
Republic the second, with Professor 

McGee at the reins. Lippmann's ideas 
of the "strong central government, un- 
afraid of the power of mass opinion", 
had hard going, and the class divided 
pretty much down doctrinaire lines. 
Plato, having conveniently placed 
himself 2,300 years in the past, had 
an easier time of it, and his "allegory 
of the cave" seemed immensely rele- 
vant to the modern problems of creat- 
ing mutual understanding. 

The days of the Alumni College 
did not end with the adjournment of 
the class. On three occasions the di- 
rector of an important Bowdoin ac- 
tivity was asked to speak following 
lunch: Richard B. Harwell, College 
Librarian; Marvin S. Sadik, Director 
and Curator of the Museum of Art; 
and William B. Whiteside, Director 
of the Senior Center. Four other spe- 
cial occasions were scheduled for the 
evenings: a musical, 110 in the Shade, 
which was the attraction at the Bruns- 
wick Summer Playhouse; a recital by 
the Aeolian Chamber Players as a 
part of the College's Contemporary 
Music Festival; and lectures by T. 
Eliot Weil '28, former Department of 
State official, and Paul K. Niven '46, 
CBS news correspondent and analyst. 

X HE Alumni College ended with a 
lobster bake at the Alumni House on 
Saturday. Perhaps this had been 
planned as a polite adieu to the stu- 
dents who had spent a week on the 
campus. Instead, because the students 
themselves had caught the spirit and 
significance of the College before 
the week was half over, it became 
Commencement Exercises. It was the 
thought of the class that the Bowdoin 
Alumni College deserved to be a per- 
manent part of campus life; and, if 
this were so, it should establish cer- 
tain traditions. These were presented, 
with proper solemnity and a modest 
amount of verve. 

Most important of the declarations 
was a letter to the Governing Boards, 
prepared by the class and read to 
the faculty by Benjamin R. Shute 
'31, a Trustee of Bowdoin and in- 
formal leader of the group. In it, 
the class expressed its gratitude for 
the Alumni College having "strength- 
ened and tightened our intellectual 

The basic questions that must be 
asked, after so fragile and tenuous an 


experiment as this, are: Was it a 
success? Should it be continued? Does 
it have something of consequence and 
interest to offer to alumni in years to 
come— something that might make 
them want to sacrifice a week of their 
vacations and a substantial amount of 

The reaction of the first class to 
all three questions is a ringing and 
unequivocal Yes! 


GOOD expression of why this is 
so was set forth by one of the mem- 
bers before he had even attended. In 
his response to the notice about the 
Alumni College, he wrote: "Your in- 
vitation to return for a week's mission 
to preserve some effective link be- 
tween what we learned and what we 
should be learning in a profoundly 
complex society should be the re- 
sponsible aim of our institutions and 
their graduates." 

This was a pretty good assessment 
of what the Alumni College did. But 
there were several other ancillary 
benefits that did not occur to anyone 
in advance: 

First, the ability to taste the pleas- 
antness and excitement of the Senior 
Center. This was something unknown 
to every member of the class, but be- 
fore he left the campus he had been 
able to see how it worked and how 
it ought to continue successfully. 

Second, the ability to rub shoulders 
with Bowdoin's faculty and staff. Some 
twenty members of the faculty and 
their wives were invited to lunches, 
social hours and dinners. Their skill 
in interpreting the Bowdoin of today 
helped the alumnus understand where 
the College is progressing, and why. 

Third, the thought of bringing 
alumni and their wives together in a 
week-long intellectual conversation. 
The dialogues of cocktail parties or 
church socials are stimulating and 
sometimes provocative— yet they are 
not half as demanding as a week of 
serious and penetrating discussions of 
some of the major issues of our times. 
It was discovered early that not all 
husbands and wives thought alike on 
all subjects, and the College surely 
provided fodder for some brisk con- 
versations in the months to come. 

Fourth, the laughter. While the 
subjects were serious in content and 
presentation, somehow humor bub- 

bled up everywhere. A wry comment 
lofted into short left field was inevit- 
ably fielded by thirty-two shortstops. 
This is a characteristic of the Alumni 
College that should not be under- 
estimated. Without it, by the final 
Saturday there would have been a 
group of serious and somewhat drawn 
students. With it, there was an under- 
standing and smiling group. (The 
mood of the class can best be de- 
scribed by its motto: Tace! Explicuit. 
This takes a bit of interpretation. 
During a rather rugged discussion of 
philosophy, one faculty member said, 
"Your 'Why, why, why' reminds me of 
an episode from an old Damon Run- 
yon story: a son kept asking his father 
hard questions. Finally the old man's 
patience wore thin. 'Shut up!' he ex- 
plained." Hence, Tace! Explicuit.) 

Fifth, the ideas and quite new con- 
cepts that the students have already 
taken away with them. If it is true— 
and it generally seems to be— that 
people gravitate toward others who 
agree with them, the Alumni College 
was a catharsis and a revelation. The 
classicist had to listen to the ideas of 
a modernist, the liberal to those of 

the conservative, the Platonist to those 
of the pragma tist. And vice vers;i. 
Most members of the class may have 
had to swallow hard at one point or 
another, but they swallowed. 

This report may seem to be incred- 
ibly biased. Indeed, it is. Not to have 
bias in a situation so carefully con- 
ceived, so professionally presented, so 
wisely staffed, so thoughtfully received 
and so enthusiastically concluded 
would require a sourer, stolider and 
more saturnine reporter than this one. 

For the record, the class consisted 
of the following: Peg and Don Barnes 
'35, Rita and Streeter Bass '38, Jean 
and Dick Berry '45, Anne and George 
Cadman '38, Kay and Jim Draper '49, 
Marjorie and Ernest Fifield '11, Ade- 
laide and Gordon Gay '26, Mary and 
Rip Hovey '26, Barbara and Bill 
Leach '37, Leon Mincher '07, Mary 
and Karl Pearson '26, Dorothy and 
Charles Schoeneman '53, Kay and Ben 
Shute '31, Eulalia and Ed Tevriz '26, 
Petie and David Thorndike '46, Dot 
and Bill Vannah '41, and Kay and 
Reg Worthington '50. 

Donald F. Barnes '35 worked his 
way through Bowdoin as a reporter 
for the Associated Press and later 
became a correspondent for the New 
York Herald Tribune. He then turned 
to life insurance, editing Life Asso- 
ciation News, and subsequently be- 
came Director of Research for the 
National Association of Life Under- 

writers. Following three years of ser- 
vice with the Army Air Force, he was 
appointed Director of Advertising and 
Promotion at the Institute of Life 
Insurance, hi 1957 he was elected a 
Vice President. Last Februa)y, he 
participated in the Campus Career 
Conference, and in June he was elect- 
ed to the Alumni Council. 

by C. Douglas McGee 

Angst Revisited 

// we have a realistic sense of the past, we know 
that human unease is innate, or at least a second na- 
ture we acquire growing up, argues a philosopher. 

THE theme of man in society, 
which dominated the discus- 
sions of the Alumni College, 
is large enough and indeterminate 
enough to be approached in a number 
of complementary ways. The social 
scientist, the artist, and the philos- 
opher all have something to say about 
the social situations which we share, 
but which each of us experiences 

Basic to these situations are moods 
and problems that are a part of the 
ground bass of our lives— pride and 
spiritual poverty and blindness, lack 
of commitment to the moral standards 
of our world or thoughtless clinging 
to them, failure or repression of pity 
and active love toward those to whom 
the world's great promise has turned 
to mockery, loss of the sense of other- 
ness, and, finally, loss of the sense of 
self. One great virture of reading and 
talking about these moods and prob- 
lems lies just in the realization that 
our unique feelings, fears and hopes 
are shared, that we are not alone in 
our aloneness. We can also come to see 
that it is only the outward shapes and 
colors of the human situation that 
have changed; in reading and talking 

together, we realize that the human 
heart of the matter has changed very 
little since Shakespeare's time— or 

This enlargement of awareness is 
one of the traditional aims of liberal 
education, and is nowhere better stat- 
ed than in The Offer of the College. 
"To be at home in all lands and in 
all ages" is first of all an intrinsic 
or terminal good: the deepening and 
widening of human awareness can be 
experienced as self-justifying and need 
not be vindicated in terms of any 
utilitarian purpose beyond the en- 
hancement of life itself. To try to 
justify every thought or action as 
instrumental— always for the sake of 
some later, extrinsic end— can lead to 
an infinite regress of justification in 
which no experience is ever felt as 
finally satisfying. Something must be 
taken as intrinsically good, and noth- 
ing can be better so taken than the 
very process of clarifying human un- 
derstanding. This is not the only in- 
trinsic good in our lives, but it is one 
which education particularly leads to. 
Education must no doubt have its 
instrumental or vocational aspects; 
but, leaving these aside for the mo- 

ment, we can say that education in 
its most humane and broadest sense 
—reading, thinking and talking about 
matters of ultimate and perennial 
concern— can be taken as a final and 
self-justifying good insofar as it en- 
larges our lives. 

This does not mean that increased 
awareness can have no further, prac- 
tical consequences. Not only can we 
return from our books and ourselves 
to the world enlarged and refreshed, 
with quickened sympathies, revived 
compassion, and restored resonance, 
but with the hope that heightened 
insight will result in more enlight- 
ened action. To live for a day with 
Hardy or Gide or Michael Harrington 
can give us a better perspective and 
a fairer field for action when we re- 
view our personal lives and the cul- 
ture in which we must act our partly 
given, partly autonomous roles. 

Each of the books read by the mem- 
bers of the Alumni College had this 
double bearing: on man alone and 
man in society. 

I would single out for discussion 
just one of the themes that run 
through and relate the books that 
were read by the Alumni College, a 


theme die variations of which appear 
in books as disparate as Democracy in 
America and Lafcadio's Adventures. 
I would suggest that the differences 
in time and temperament which dis- 
tinguish writings that touch this prob- 
lem are almost enough in themselves 
to give a more reasonable and hope- 
ful outlook on what has been called 
"one of the most critical dilemmas of 
our time": the problem of alienation. 


HOUGH some other issue com- 
mon to the readings could be taken, I 
have chosen this one for two reasons: 
(1) despite the fact that problems 
lumped under this word were often 
discussed in the Senior Center between 
the fifteenth and twenty-second of Au- 
gust (and discussed with more clarity 
and good sense than are generally 
found in more solemn contexts) , the 
word "alienation" was seldom used 
and perhaps could well be spoken 
here; (2) the problems of man's es- 
trangement from men and the dangers 
of estrangement from one's own self 
have lately been puffed into problems 
in the face of which we may feel help- 
less. They need the reduction brought 
about by seeing them in the light of 
knowledge of all lands and ages. 

In an anthology on alienation as- 
signed as background reading for the 
Alumni College, the single phrase 
that carried the most conviction (to 
me) was one by Peter Laslett: "The 
word alienation is part of the cant 
of the mid-twentieth century." It may 
sound strange to .say that alienation 
and anxiety are all the rage, but that 
is only because "alienation" and "anx- 
iety" have a modern flavor while "all 
the rage" is rather out of date. All 
such uses change quickly in the world 
of the intellectually chic, but as Dior 
designs eventually dilute to best-sellers 
at Bloomingdale's and Sears, so with 
natural lag and suitable distortion 
jargon sinks from the professional 
journals and little magazines to the 
level of Life and Reader's Digest. This 
course has been traced by the concept 
of alienation, and among those who 
would have the latest thing in dis- 
content alienation is all the rage. It 
denies neither the reality of the prob- 
lem nor the sincerity of those who use 
the term to say that both problem 
and term have suffered the inflation 
of fashionableness. We can accept the 

researches of social scientists and the 
speculations of philosophers— and 
even their literary psychology— and 
still find it salutary to stand back and 
see anxiety and alienation as the lat- 
est ripples on the everlasting sea of 
mortal unease— at most new species 
of the ancient genus of human com- 
plaint, types of dysphoria appropriate 
to our present and generally prosper- 
ous situation. 

People will always find some rea- 
son for feeling unhappy and unful- 
filled. If by some miracle such reasons 
did not exist, they would be invented. 
Few of those who mourn our con- 
temporary lot— novelists, columnists, 
theologians, and social psychologists 
—dare to show the straightforward 
nostalgia for an imagined past that 
their romantic forebears flaunted a 
century or more ago. Those who cant 
of alienation have not the tone of 
Novalis or Miniver Cheevy, for they 
know we know too much to accept 
flat assertions that all was right in the 
Middle Ages and all has gone wrong 
since then. 


HAT they suggest is that these 
problems— the widespread sense of 
isolation, loneliness, homelessness, 
angst— are new at least in the scope 
of their incidence. Our great-great- 
great-grandparents had their prob- 
lems, problems which attended the 
struggle simply to stay alive: the ab- 
sorbing and uncertain fight for suf- 
ficient food and shelter, the fear of 
sickness when all were ignorant of its 
causes, the effort of defense against 
the always possible hostility of nature 
and man. Our great-great-great-grand- 
parents were kept preoccupied. It may 
be that the problem of alienation was 
one they escaped. They worried, how- 
ever. They worried about their pros- 
pects in a world which not only pun- 
ished mistakes with death, but in 
which one could never be sure of 
what constituted a mistake. Even 
when the means they took to guard 
against the terrors of a mysterious 
world were naive or fantastic, dieir 
concern was local and concrete; it had 
an object, and their fears themselves 
were not unreasonable. Hence, if anx- 
iety is by definition objectless worry, 
it may be that our ancestors were 
seldom anxious. They were reason- 
ably afraid. 

Unless we suppose them all to 
have lived an idyll of rural or village 
contentment, we must think they were 
often dissatisfied and even com- 
plained, but the chances are good that 
they had some shrewd and specific 
idea of what they lacked. It is likely 
they could form some notion of the 
things they thought would lessen their 
discomfort. And it would be things 
they wanted, and the kind of security 
and ease that come with things. Except 
as it concerned their eternal salvation, 
their natural propensity to care al- 
most had to exhaust itself in fears, 
complaints and hopes directed to- 
ward objects which their great-great- 
great-grandchildren have accepted as 
the common furniture of the familiar 

It is only a slight exaggeration to 
say that anxiety and alienation belong 
to the luxury trade in suffering; but, 
like all analogies, this one holds only 
to a point. We spend our money and 
ourselves first on what seem to be 
necessities; what is left we spend for 
comfort or for show— selves and money 
drifting in search of a satisfying ob- 
ject. Most of us insist on spending 
our surpluses or more than them, and 
the foolishness of our expenditures 
measures the frustration we would 
feel were there nothing to buy. Our 
hearts in this way behave very much 
like our treasures: we will love and 
hate, cherish and envy, hope and fear, 
and when there is a surplus of these 
affections, it will somehow be spent. 

A. HE bases of want, dissatisfaction, 
and fear have been etherealized for 
middle class people in the West. We 
have enough to eat and think we will 
have tomorrow. Our hands stay soft 
and clean at work, and our autos are 
air-conditioned. In a distant way we 
are afraid of bombs, but the children's 
doctor with the latest drugs is as 
near as the telephone. Acts of God are 
confined to small print in our com- 
prehensive insurance policies. Most of 
the goods men have desperatelv want- 
ed through most of history are goods 
such as drese, and it has been basic 
and physical evils which have en- 
grossed their worry. It is exactly the 
natural objects of their ancient fear 
which we have learned to understand, 
to avoid or palliate, and the things 
we take for granted in our lives have 


long surpassed their dreams of safety 
and luxury. 

In this respect the world they 
wanted has been won, and there is 
terrible ignorance or inhumanity in 
suggesting that we were, on the whole, 
better off when we worked bent 
double in the fields all day, and sew- 
age flowed in the streets. Even though 
every victory forces old problems into 
unexpected forms, that is scarcely rea- 
son to claim it would have been better 
to lose. There is no final cure for 
mortality, but it does not follow that 
we should be content to endure gross 
and remediable suffering. 

The unexpected consequence of 
physical security has been free-float- 
ing care. We are worrisome creatures 
and would find cause for uneasiness 
in any imaginable human paradise. 
We suffer what one great man de- 
scribed as "the hunger of imagination 
that preys on life" and if otherwise 
comfortable will entertain what an- 
other artist has called "the imagina- 
tion of disaster". The removal of 
cruder and more immediate causes 
of concern has left us holding more 
worry than we know what to do with, 
and so our surplus goes in search of 
refined or fantastic objects or remains 
objectless and compounds itself as 
anxiety. The general sense of place- 
lessness and unattachment called 
alienation is unlikely to arise— much 
less to become a lure for attention— 
when the search for a place is nothing 
less than a desperate struggle to stay 
alive and sheltered in the world. 

Perhaps this primitive situation and 
the crude suffering it embodies seem 
"natural" to those who deplore our 
alienation and our present discon- 
tents thus "unnatural". If this is the 
distinction they suppose, then it will 
be useful to point out that this use of 
the "natural-unnatural" distinction is 
arbitrary and question-begging (most 
uses of this distinction are) and not 
to be accepted without question. 


»UT suppose we suspend all objec- 
tions and allow that some more prim- 
itive stage along life's way was more 
"natural"— what follows? What rec- 
ommendations could be based on the 
supposition that things were more 
natural when most people were igno- 
rant hewers of wood and drawers of 
water and on the additional assump- 

tion that what was thus "natural" is 

Cleared of cant, the conclusion 
must be that we return to more natu- 
ral forms of pain, return to the hovels, 
warrens and woods in which terror of 
the dark and fear for the next day's 
food made all men kin, and kept ob- 
jectless anxiety at bay. Exactly how 
far back in history we should have to 
go before our slack of detachment 
and worry was wholly taken up is left 
unclear: sometimes we are made to 
feel that the world of Parson Weems 
is our true home, but one is some- 
times led to suspect that it has not 
been possible to lead a fully human, 
naturally-rooted life since (approxi- 
mately) the time of the Black Death. 


T is true that the forms of our 
discontent in part depend on social 
circumstance: the young Marx, the 
old Freud, and the middle-aged 
Froram call our attention to the cor- 
relations between social machinery 
and what they see as particular kinds 
of personal maladjustment. We can 
agree that the badness they see and 
feel is bad indeed and should reject 
the heartless half-truth that whatever 
is is right; whatever is is natural. It 
is false that every outcome works to 
our human good, and we cannot hon- 
estly accept the vacuous consolation 
of universal naturalness. 

Alienation and anxiety are natural 
and genuine evils— their prominence 
is the natural consequence of our re- 
lief from the harsher and more basic 
pain which most of the world still 
suffers. They are the cares appropriate 
to our situation. 

Certainly much is wrong with the 
way we live now. Our personal lives 
and social arrangements should be 
and can be improved. And when they 
are, we shall discover different modes 
of discomfort, new directions for worry 
to take, unprecedented causes for dis- 
satisfaction. If by some reorganization 
of society the problems of anxiety and 
alienation should be ameliorated, our 
quota of worry would express itself in 
some other way. This is no argument 
against attempted reform, but it does 
set limits to reasonable hope and 
should keep complaint from the 
querelousness and cosmic melodrama 
which characterizes much talk about 
alienation. The human situation is at 

once too good and too bad for melo- 
drama—philosophic, religious, or socio- 
logical—and we can gain a properly 
serious and comic picture of it when 
we carry the keys of the world's library 
in our pockets, when we can take our- 
selves for a moment out of our har- 
assing present, and come to have a 
realistic sense of the past, the absent, 
and the invisible. We need this per- 
spective to see that it is the symptoms 
of unhappiness and the content of 
worry which change with circum- 
stance, while the genesis of human un- 
ease is innate or a second nature we 
acquire in growing up. We must talk 
and complain about these things not 
only for the relief this gives us, but 
also for the better formulation of 
realistic attacks on those evils that 
can be remedied, for the sensible 
making of social and personal plans 
in which we can then lose ourselves 
"in generous enthusiasm and cooper- 
ate with others for common ends". 

The danger is that our talk will 
decline to cant and our action thus 
be confounded with despair. This 
happens when our talk contrasts our 
natural and imperfect situation to 
dreams of a better past which in fact 
was worse, or to a fantasy of careless- 
ness which has no relation to human 
life in the world. 

C. Douglas McGee, who appears in 
the upper left photo on the cover of 
this issue, is Associate Professor of 
Philosophy and Chairman of the 
Department. He relieves his angst 
by, among other things, sky diving. 
A graduate of Northwestern Univer- 
sity, he holds a master's degree from 
that institution and a doctorate from 
Harvard. Before joining the Bowdoin 
faculty in 1963, he taught at Vassar 
College for nine years. Professor Mc- 
Gee has written numerous articles for 
professional journals and is the au- 
thor of a book tentatively titled The 
Experience of Life: An Essay in Moral 
Philosophy, which Random House 
will publish next year. This article is 
based on readings that were discussed 
in his Alumni College seminars: Plato, 
The Republic; Shakespeare, King 
Lear; Gide, Lafcadio's Adventures; 
Hardy, Jude the Obscure; Lippmann, 
The Public Philosophy; and Harring- 
ton, The Other America. 


The year 1965 may be eventually regarded 
as a turning point in the growth 
of the American people's appreciation 
of the requirements for national survival 

Toward a New Awareness 

of National Security 

by Thomas Eliot Weil 

WE are witnessing a signifi- 
cant change in our aware- 
ness of national security 
problems. Events of the last twelve 
months have occurred so swiftly that 
it may be useful to review attitudes of 
various sectors of the body politic and 
to speculate on future trends. His- 
torians may eventually regard the 
year 1965 as a turning point in the 
growth of the American people's ap- 
preciation of the requirements for 
national survival— particularly in re- 
lation to Communist China. 

Americans have been in touch with 
both Russia and China since the early 

days of the Republic, but in the past 
very few seem to have recognized fully 
the potential of the great forces in 
Asia and its meaning to the United 

After returning from his expedition 
to the China Seas and Japan during 
which, in 1853, he negotiated the 
treaty opening Japan to United States 
ships, Commodore Perry expressed 
the view that the people of America 
would, "in some form or other extend 
their dominion and their power" until 
they had "placed the Saxon race upon 
the eastern shores of Asia"; and that 
eastward and southward would "her 

great rival in future aggrandizement 
[Russia] stretch forth her power to 
the coasts of China and Siam; and 
thus the Saxon and Cossack" would 
meet. Commodore Perry went on to 

Will it be in friendship? I fear not! 
The antagonistic exponents of freedom 
and absolutism must thus meet at last, 
and then will be fought the mighty 
battle on which the world will look 
with breathless interest; for on its issue 
will depend the freedom or slavery of 
the world. ... I think I see in the dis- 
tance the giants that are growing up 
for that Qerce and final encounter; in 
the progress of events that battle must 
sooner or later be fousrht. 


Some twenty-five years after Com- 
modore Perry made these observations 
Lafcadio Hearn, then editor of the 
New Orleans Item, foresaw today's 
confrontation with Mainland China 
and commented on the futility of 
trying to deny Asians the use of 
modern weapons. Referring to a pro- 
posal made by the Russian Foreign 
Minister, Hearn wrote: 

The mere fact that it has been pro- 
posed to convene a European congress 
for the purpose of engaging the powers 
to bind themselves not to place the 
science of modern warfare in the hands 
of the Asiatics is ominous, and may be 
recorded by historians as dismally pro- 

Hearn then cited examples: the sale 
of Greek fire to the Saracens, the 
purchase by the Turks of the secret 
of gunpowder, the early acquisition 
by the Maori of the rifle, and the 
American Indians' effective use of 
the "deadly revolving rifle". 

At the turn of the century, Henry 
Adams, in his Education, wrote that 
"the drama acted at Peking in the 
summer of 1900"— the siege of the 
Legations— was in his view "the most 
serious that could be offered for his 
study, since it brought him suddenly 
to the inevitable struggle for the con- 
trol of China which, in his view, must 
decide the control of the world; yet, 
as a money value, the fall of China 
was chiefly studied in Paris and Lon- 
don as a calamity to Chinese porce- 
lain. The value of a Ming vase was 
more serious than universal war." 
Likewise, in a letter written in 1903 
Adams predicted that if Russia took 
over China "economically" he gave us 
until about the year 1950 to run our 
race out. 


ESPITE warnings of the sort ar- 
ticulated by Commodore Perry, Hearn, 
and Adams, it appears that only with- 
in the last few years has the American 
public begun to recognize the power 
potential of Mainland China, origi- 
nally infected with Communism by 
Russian agents; and that only during 
the past twelve months or so has the 
electorate begun to appreciate fully 
the gravity of the threat to our na- 
tional security posed by the Peking 

Today's Peking Man, imbued with 
the doctrines of Marx and Lenin as 

revealed by Mao Tse-tung, is dedi- 
cated to the destruction of United 
States power in Asia— power which 
has been and is being used to protect 
our legitimate interests and to defend 
weaker Asian nations against aggres- 
sion. Having gained control of the 
Chinese mainland by violence, he has 
succeeded in establishing totalitarian 
rule and controls the world's largest 
national population, the world's larg- 
est land forces, and the second largest 
land empire in the world. 

In its effort to reestablish the Mid- 
dle Kingdom, the Peking regime 
utilizes ingenious diplomacy, subver- 
sion, "armies of liberation", open 
hostilities, and strident propaganda 
to advance its goals. It advocates 
violence as an instrument of national 
policy. It has, despite certain setbacks, 
managed to achieve psychopolitical 
penetration of all continents. It has 
resorted to open hostilities in Tibet; 
in Korea— against United Nations 
forces; in Taiwan Strait— against the 
forces of the Republic of China; and 
in the Indian borderlands. It trains 
agitators and guerrillas from other 
Asian countries and from Africa and 
Latin America and supports armed 
conspiracies against established gov- 
ernments. It utilizes economic and 
military aid programs to extend its 
influence and, through blackmail and 
chauvinistic appeals, has persuaded 
some Oversees Chinese to cooperate. 


TONG with its nationalistic ex- 
pansionism the Peking regime is dedi- 
cated to spreading the Communist 
conspiracy throughout the world, and 
to establishing itself as the fountain- 
head of Communist doctrine. It 
mounts bitter propaganda attacks 
against Soviet "revisionists" who favor 
"coexistence", and advocates "wars of 
liberation" in accordance with the 
doctrine that political power grows 
out of the barrel of a gun. In its effort 
to gain control of the world Com- 
munist movement it has succeeded 
in splitting many Communist parties 
—notably in Latin America— into pro- 
Peking and pro-Moscow factions. In 
this connection the Sino-Soviet ideo- 
logical split, rather than weakening 
the Communist drive throughout the 
world, may have had the effect of 
intensifying the over-all effort to 
spread Communism. Likewise, Pe- 

king's support of the aggression in 
Vietnam has placed Moscow in an 
unenviable position. While preaching 
a policy of peaceful coexistence Mos- 
cow has shipped military hardware to 
North Vietnam— presumably to coun- 
teract Peking's charges of disloyalty 
to Marxist-Leninist doctrine, as well 
as to maintain or increase its influence 
in Hanoi. At the same time, ironically, 
Moscow is probably not sorry to see 
Peking's drive for hegemony in South- 
east Asia deterred by the United 


HEN the Communist Chinese 
regime was established it gained con- 
trol of a remarkably industrious, re- 
sourceful, and resilient population- 
inheritors of one of the world's most 
highly developed civilizations. The 
regime undertook what was probably 
the biggest job of reshaping a people 
ever attempted. It endeavored to win 
the support of the peasants and the 
"proletariat" through the systematic 
murder of landlords and other capi- 
talists, through mass indoctrination 
of the people with the Maoist version 
of the Communist scriptures, and 
through exploitation of resentment 
arising from the "Hundred Years of 
Shame" when China was too weak to 
match European and American fire- 
power or compete in commerce and 
industry. The regime undertook to 
instill in the people hatred of, and 
contempt for, the United States as an 
"imperialistic" nation bent on the 
destruction of the Chinese people. 

In its effort to become a military 
power comparable to the United States 
and the Soviet Union, the regime has 
apparently devoted a large proportion 
of its technological capability and its 
resources to its nuclear program. It 
exploded atomic devices in October, 
1964, and in May, 1965, and may 
within a few years have the capability 
of reaching targets in the continental 
United States with nuclear weapons. 
In view of the United States' retalia- 
tory power it seems unlikely that 
Peking would attempt such an attack 
in the foreseeable future, but it is 
entirely possible that the regime is 
now working tirelessly to develop a 
nuclear force powerful enough to 
threaten the United States. 

Peking's drive to secure its borders 
and to extend hegemony in Asia and 


World Photos 

Military Parade in Peking 

influence throughout the world has 
met with varying degrees of success. 
South Korea has been successfully 
defended against North Korean and 
Chinese Communist aggression. Re- 
public of China forces have success- 
fully resisted the attacks on Quemoy 
and Matsu. Guerrillas in Malaya were 
suppressed after a twelve-year struggle. 
The non-Communist Government in 
Laos is resisting the Pathet Lao, and 
the Thai Government is fighting 
Communist forces in northeast Thai- 
land. Peking has lost influence in Cey- 
lon with the victory of Dudley Sen- 
enayake's party in last spring's elec- 

On the other hand, the Peking re- 
gime has destroyed Tibet's autonomy, 
occupied a portion of Ladakh, at- 
tacked Indian borderlands, and de- 

feated Indian forces in a limited war. 
It has exploited Pakistan's hatred of 
India and at the time of this writing 
is openly encouraging Pakistan in the 
Indo-Pakistan hostilities which are, 
in effect, a renewal of the savage 
communal warfare of the late forties 
and could lead to tragic reprisals 
among more than 500,000,000 Moslem 
and Hindu inhabitants of the two 
countries. Peking's influence in Indo- 
nesia seems to have become paramount 
and Indonesia has not only launched 
attacks on Malaysian territory but is 
reported to be infiltrating Philippine 
territory. And by developing officially 
friendly relations not only with Pakis- 
tan but with Burma and Nepal, Pe- 
king has from its point of view suc- 
cessfully isolated India. Thus Peking's 
drive toward the Indian Ocean pro- 

ceeds. If India were eventually forced 
to accept a pro-Peking government 
the world, so far as the United States 
is concerned, might literally be cut 
in two. 

In the light of the foregoing it is 
reasonable to assume that every citi- 
zen of the United States owes it to 
himself and to his country to be 
aware of the threat to United States 
security posed by Communist China. 
Yet in a survey conducted in 1964 for 
the Council on Foreign Relations 
28% of 1,501 Americans questioned 
did not know diat Mainland China 
was ruled by Communists, and 39% 
were unaware of die fact that the 
Government of the Republic of China 
was located on Taiwan. Of the peo- 
ple questioned 74% knew there was a 
war in Vietnam, and 53% of this 




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Demonstrators For and Against U. S. Policy in Vietnam 

group opposed a United States with- 
drawal; but only 24% favored use of 
American forces in the event that the 
Vietcong seemed to be winning, and 
the result might be possible armed 
confrontation with the Chinese Com- 

During the early months of 1965 
public awareness of Vietnam increased 
rapidly— particularly after the initia- 
tion of air raids on North Vietnam 
following the Vietcong attack at Plei- 
ku. Our Government's actions in Viet- 
nam were attacked or questioned in 
editorials, in telecasts, in picket lines, 
in "teach-ins", "sit-ins", and even in 
an "art-in" at the White House to 
which people had been invited for 
the purpose of honoring the arts in 
America. Squadrons of "hawks" de- 
bated with bevies of "doves" while 
the principal policy-makers became 
"sitting ducks" exposed to fire from 
all directions. Prominent professors 
at well-known colleges and univer- 
sities alleged it was futile to oppose 
Chinese Communist expansionism— 
that it was, in effect, the manifest 
destiny of Communist China to extend 
its hegemony throughout Asia and 
that the peripheral countries trying 
to defend themselves should be left 
to their respective fates. At one of 
the more orderly "teach-ins" a college 
professor made a statement to the 
effect that the only terror in Vietnam 
was "the American terror". Paid ad- 

vertisements in the daily press de- 
manded withdrawal from Vietnam 
and carried other statements and sen- 
timents which must have been grati- 
fying to the Vietcong, Hanoi, and 


'RITICS of the Government's ac- 
tions alleged we were carrying on the 
fight against Communist aggression 
mainly because we were too proud to 
admit we had made a mistake in be- 
coming involved in the first place; that 
we were mistaken if we thought we 
could police the world by ourselves; 
and that we ran the risk of being re- 
garded by all Asians as an enemy of 
emergent nations. At an all-night 
"teach-in" at one of our larger uni- 
versities a professor declared that 
Vietnam was "of no strategic impor- 
tance whatsoever", while others held 
forth on the "myths" and "inanities" 
of United States policy in Vietnam. A 
number of Senators and Congressmen 
vigorously criticized Vietnam policy 
while others expressed reservations. 

A so-called student organization 
brought some 10,000 demonstrators to 
Washington to protest our involve- 
ment in Vietnam. Some 400 persons 
picketed an Army recruitment and 
induction center in New York City 
after which a number of participants 
burned draft cards in a tin pot. Others 

agitating against service in the armed 
forces conducted all-night sit-ins at a 
gate of the White House. Another 
group attempted a march on the Cap- 
itol, and noisy demonstrations con- 
tinued for four days. In California 
pickets managed to slow down a troop 
train. And in August we witnessed 
the squalid little performances of 
would-be draft-dodgers scuttling into 
technically legal marriage ceremonies. 
One of the groups publishing ad- 
vertisements stressed the dangers of 
nuclear war and declared the war in 
Vietnam was one nobody could win; 
it was the South Vietnamese who 
were being destroyed; the United 
States could not be the world's self- 
appointed policeman. This group 
asked the President to stop the bomb- 
ing of North Vietnam and to negotiate 
with all parties concerned, including 
the Vietcong. A group of businessmen 
published a statement deploring bru- 
tality on both sides and pleading for 
an end to destruction of life and 
property, expressing concern over our 
Government's support of regimes in 
South Vietnam "none of which" ap- 
peared "to have the support of the 
South Vietnamese people", expressing 
concern over the danger of "escala- 
ting" the war into nuclear conflict, 
urging cessation of air strikes and a 
reduction of United States military 
involvement and development of a 
"climate" which would "make it pos- 


sible for serious negotiations to be- 
gin", and suggesting "creation of con- 
ditions" which would "encourage the 
Vietnamese people to negotiate among 
themselves to settle their differences", 
and further suggesting that with the 
"help and mediation of neutral states- 
men" they would be able to establish 
a stable and independent government 
of then own choice. 

A group of clergymen who visited 
Vietnam issued a statement in which 
they said thev could not judge either 
side to be "wholly right or wholly 
wrong" but they deplored the way 
the major powers had used and were 
using "the villages of Vietnam as a 
testing ground for ideological posi- 
tions such as 'wars of national libera- 
tion' or 'containment of communism' 
by military force". The statement de- 
clared the United States faced the 
"moral choice of whether to persist 
in its military policy or to take every 
possible step to initiate negotiations 
. . . and to include all other nations 
whose welfare" was involved; urged 
convening of a conference, achieve- 
ment of a ceasefire, and the establish- 
ment of peace-keeping machinery; 
and supported the President's pro- 
posed Mekong River development 

Still others, hoping that crushing 
the Hanoi regime would shorten the 
war, have advocated "all-out" bomb- 
ing of North Vietnam. 

on their side, that the patience of the 
American people will eventually give 
out, that internal dissension over Far 
Eastern policy will weaken our Gov- 
ernment's efforts, and that the peoples 
of the Chinese rimlands who have 
valiantly opposed Communist Chinese 
domination will have no choice but 
to submit to Peking's hegemony. 

It is probably significant that when 
the President announced the decision 
to commit increasingly large numbers 
of troops to the sort of land war in 
Asia which so many critics had ab- 
horred, public criticism was far less 
apparent than it had been earlier in 
the year. More and more Americans 
seem to recognize the fact that Mao 
Tse-tung is trying to conduct a pro- 
tracted war, that he has no intention 
of negotiating a truce unless he regards 
this as a strategic retreat to enable 
him to build strength for future ag- 
gression, and that the United States— 
in its own interest and in the interest 
of other free peoples— has no choice 
but to deter Communist expansion- 
ism. In a recent statement Peking 
made it clear that its goal was to 
promote revolution in all underde- 
veloped countries in order to encircle 
Western Europe and North America 
just as the Chinese Communists gained 
control of the countryside before chok- 
ing the cities into submission. 

There are clear indications that 
more Americans now support the 

President's Vietnam policy than at 
any other time since last February. 
More and more citizens realize that 
abandonment of our mission in Viet- 
nam would not only expose the people 
of South Vietnam to the reprisals of 
a notoriously cruel enemy but would 
shake the confidence of all other na- 
tions which look to us for protection; 
that we are engaged not only in de- 
terring the violence of the Vietcong 
and their supporters in Hanoi and 
Peking, but in an effort to assist the 
Vietnamese people to increase their 
economic welfare; that if Asian Com- 
munist aggression is not resisted it will 
spawn further terror and chaos and 
prevent the growth of stability in Asia. 
We are learning that the war in 
Vietnam is unlike any other war in 
which we have been involved. Aspects 
of the so-called limited war in Korea 
which puzzled many Americans seem 
supremely simple compared with the 
complexities of political and sociolog- 
ical problems in Vietnam, and the 
cruel necessity of fighting an enemy 
which, true to Maoist tactics, forces 
helpless civilians into the line of fire. 
But in their recent declarations the 
men in Peking— encouraging chaos in 
the Subcontinent and trumpeting 
their hope that the Atlantic Com- 
munity will be encircled and subju- 
gated—have helped further to certify 
the prescience of Commodore Perry, 
of Lafcadio Hearn, of Henry Adams. 


HILE in September, 1965, cer- 
tain doubts persist in the minds of 
some, and critics continue to air their 
views, there is reason to believe that an 
increasing number of Americans un- 
derstand the basic issues and are pre- 
pared for a long and difficult struggle 
against the Communist conspiracy and 
its unrelenting effort to spread its in- 
fluence and power. The temporary 
cessation of bombing raids on North 
Vietnam brought a response from 
Peking in the form of the accusation 
that it was a trick to deceive the Com- 
munists. The President's offer of un- 
conditional discussions, U Thant's ef- 
forts, the Commonwealth Peace Mis- 
sion, efforts of unaligned nations— all 
these and many other attempts to 
stimulate negotiations have met with 
scornful rebuffs in Peking, where the 
rulers of 750,000,000 people presum- 
ably believe that time and space are 

Thomas Eliot Weil was born in 
Chicago and graduated cum laude 
from Bowdoin in 1928. After teaching 
at the University of Illinois and sev- 
eral preparatory schools, he entered 
the United States Foreign Service in 
1935 and served until his retirement 
in December, 1964. During his career 
he was stationed at embassies in 
China, India, Afghanistan, Japan, 
Korea, and the United Kingdom. At 
the time of his retirement, he was 
U.S. Consul General in London. The 
views expressed in this article, which 
is based on a talk he gave during 
the Alumni College in August, are 
his and do not necessarily reflect 
those of any organization with which 
he is or has been associated. 


Talk of the Alumni 

Admissions Seminar 

THE admissions officer's job has 
long been recognized as a com- 
plex one requiring sensitivity, 
astute intuitive judgment, and, oc- 
casionally, a thick skin. At colleges 
like Bowdoin it has become even more 
difficult as the number of qualified 
applicants continues to rise at a near 
astronomical rate. Just who should be 
admitted and who should not? 

Some 20 members of the Boston 
Alumni Club got a feeling for the 
complexities of the work during an 
admissions seminar on the campus 
Sept. 10-11. 

During their stay, they received an 
A-to-Z course that began with talks 
by the College's three admissions 
officers on policies and procedures, 
continued with discussions with 
various faculty members on aspects of 
student life at the College, and con- 
cluded with talks about a Bowdoin 
student's military and graduate school 
prospects. In all, 13 different officers 
of the College were involved. 

The purpose of the seminar was to 
give the men some understanding of 
how they can assist the College in 
attracting high-caliber students. Such 
trained, interested alumni are useful 
in encouraging outstanding students 
to apply. Frequently the interest these 
men show in a boy after he has been 
admitted determines whether the boy 
picks Bowdoin in preference to some 
other college. 

Since the College started holding 
admissions seminars four years ago, 
the number of Alumni Clubs with 
active Schools Committees has risen to 
nearly 20. Geographically, they range 
from Bangor to Denver. 

The seminar in September was the 
second on the campus. Last year, some 
20 alumni attended one in Philadel- 

phia, and the 1963 seminar in Chicago 
drew almost as many from such dis- 
tant points as Grand Rapids, St. 
Louis, and Minneapolis. 

"We're convinced that the work of 
existing Schools Committees has 
helped," says Robert C. Mellow, 
Associate Director of Admissions. 
"Participation on one is a fruitful 
way for alumni, particularly younger 
ones, to make a contribution to the 
College's well-being." 

Nominations Sought 

THE Alumni Council's Nomina- 
tions Committee is again seeking 
good candidates for Alumni Nominees 
for Overseer, Members-at-Large of the 
Council, and Director of the Alumni 
Fund. The Committee will meet in 
February to select candidates for 
Overseer and Members-at-Large. Their 
names will appear on the 1966 Alumni 

Ballot. The Committee's candidate 
for Fund Director will be forwarded 
to President Coles, who appoints new 

Suggestions should be made in 
writing to the Chairman of the 
Nominations Committee, Dr. John F. 
Reed '37, and may be addressed to 
him at his home, 381 Wolcott Hill 
Road, Wethersfield, Conn., or in care 
of the Alumni Secretary at the Col- 
lege. They should include the name 
and class of the nominee and the posi- 
tion for which he is being suggested, 
as well as the reasons he is being sug- 
gested as a candidate for that position. 

All nominations must reach the 
Committee by Feb. 1, 1966. 

Football Weekend 

WHILE members of the Boston 
Alumni Club were being 
briefed on admissions procedures, the 

Shaw & Boston Alumni 
Enlightened alumni can help. 


Department of Athletics was sponsor- 
ins an affair of its own: the Second 
Annual Football Alumni 'Weekend. 

More than 30 alumni, most of them 
varsitv players during their under- 
graduate days, returned to the cam- 
pus. After a Friday evening reception 
in the Alumni House— at which they 
viewed film highlights of last season 
—and a steak training meal in the 
Senior Center Saturday morning, they 
heard Head Coach Pete Kostacopoulos 
outline this year's plans and explain 
how they could assist the College in 
attracting scholar-athletes. 

In the approved manner of coaches 
during the pre-season, Kosty drew a 
balanced— if somewhat pessimistic- 
picture of Bowdoin's prospects for 
1965. Noting that several of his top 
plavers— including co-captain and half- 
back Paul Soule '66— would not see 
action in a scrimmage with North- 
eastern University that afternoon, he 
apologized for the team in advance. 
"We've had a lot of illness, and many 
of the boys have had to miss practice," 
he said. "I'm afraid we just aren't 
ready for this one." Ready or not, the 
Big White put on a spirited perfor- 
mance against a bigger team, came 
out on the short end of a 21-19 score, 
and convinced all but the most die- 
hard winners that Bowdoin's new 
head coach was off to a good start. 

2 New Committees 

FREQUENTLY, well-intentioned 
alumni are misinformed when they 
begin to talk about two important 
groups at the College, the faculty and 
fraternities. To correct this, Alumni 
Council President George T. David- 
son Jr. '38 has added two special com- 
mittees to examine these groups and 
their activities. 

The Special Committee on Alumni- 
Faculty Liaison has been formed to 
exchange ideas and information with 
a representative group of the Faculty, 
which Mr. Davidson has invited Presi- 
dent Coles to name. On the alumni 
side will be Mr. Davidson, as chair- 
man, and 1 1 other Council members. 
Richard A. Wiley '49 will head the 
Special Committee on Fraternities. 
It is supposed to examine and keep 
informed on all phases of fraternity 
life at the College, and to study 
trends and changes in fraternity situa- 
tions at other colleges. 

J he two new committees bring the 

Kosty & Football Alumni 
Enlightened alumni can help. 

number of special committees of the 
Council to three. There are also 11 
standing committees. Members on all 
of them are drawn from the 25-man 
Alumni Council Executive Committee 
and the representatives of the 47 ac- 
tive alumni clubs. 

Where Are They Now? 

EACH year for the past several, 
an enterprising member of the 
most recently graduated class has con- 
ducted a survey to find out where his 
classmates are and what they are 
doing. Herewith the report of Berle 
M. Schiller '65, Class Agent and Vice 

Of the 138 who replied, 81 (60%) 
planned to enter graduate or profes- 
sional schools this fall. Another 23 
(16%) were, or soon would be, in 
military service. Seven of the 23 said 
they planned to begin graduate 
studies after their active duty tours. 

Of the balance, 13 have entered 
business; eight are teaching; three are 
in training with the Peace Corps; and 
10 did not know what they were going 
to do. 

The number of Peace Corpsmen 
and the percentage going on to gradu- 
ate school are about the same as uhey 
have been for the past few years. One 
of the government agencies that struck 
out at Bowdoin (and at every other 
Maine institution of higher learning) 
was vista, the domestic peace corps. 

Established only a year ago, the 
agency did not send out information 
and application forms until May- 
much too late for seniors expecting 
to graduate the following month. 

Alumni Support 

DURING 1964-65, 50% of Bow- 
doin's 8,396 alumni contributed 
$218,192.14 to the Alumni Fund. 

According to a study made by 
Alumni Fund Secretary Robert M. 
Cross '45, the alumnus most apt to 
support his College was graduated 
before 1921. The breakdown: 

Old Guard through 1920: 



participation, $77,840 contributed. 

Class of 1921 through 1929: 64 
participation, $44,152 contributed. 

Class of 1930 through 1939: 48% 
participation, $32,212 contributed. 

Class of 1940 through 1948: 49% 
participation, $35,292 contributed. 

Class of 1949 through 1958: 43% 
participation, $23,187 contributed. 

Class of 1959 through 1964: 39% 
participation, $5,487 contributed. 

FOUR members of the Class of 
1965— Jack Gazlay, Sandy Doig, 
Dave Stevenson, and Jack Kelly— and 
Peter Seery '64 are sharing an apart- 
ment in Newark, N. J. Faced widi the 
problem of how to list their telephone, 
they ultimately settled on "James 




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Cup Standing 













Robert M. Cross '45 











Daniel C. Munro 











Wallace M. Powers 











Ralph N. dishing 











Currier C. Holman 











John W. Leydon 











Joseph A. Davis 











Jasper J. Stahl 











S. Sewall Webster 











Charles L. Oxnard 











Herbert L. Bryant 











Eugene W. McNeally 











Lewis T. Brown 











Francis P. McKenney 











Paul K. Niven 











Edwin H. Blanchard 











Lloyd O. Coulter 











Andrew M. Rollins 











Emerson W. Zeitler 











Lloyd H. Hatch 











Louis Bernstein 











Frank E. MacDonald 











Malcolm E. Morrell 











Paul Sibley 











Leslie A. Claff 











John A. Lord 











Richard S. Thayer 











Samuel A. Ladd Jr. 











Frederic H. Bird 











Alfred H. Fenton 











Gordon C. Knight 











Carlton H. Gerdsen 











Richard H. Davis 











Homer R. Cilley 











Winthrop B. Walker 











William R. Owen 











W. B. Parker 











Robert D. Fleischner 











Ross L. Wilson 










Frank F. Sabasteanski 











John E. Williams 











William K. Simonton 











Walter S. Donahue Jr. 











Robert Whitman 











L. Robert Porteous Jr. 











Arthur D. Dolloff 











Timothy J. Donovan Jr. 











William G. Wadman 











Gerald N. McCarty 











Willard B. Arnold III 











Charles D. Scoville 











Charles L. Hildreth Jr. 











Thomas W. Joy 











Andrew W. Williamson III 











Paul S. Doherty 











Edward Born 











Peter D. Relic 











Macey S. Rosenthal 











Richard H. Downes 











John C. Cummings 











Granville D. Magee 











Robert H. Ford 











John A. Gibbons Jr. 

























Honorary, Faculty 

Friends, Miscellaneous 












Club President Curtis Webber '55 has 
announced a full year's program, which 
began with a dinner meeting on Sept. 29 
at the Holiday Inn, Auburn. Alumni, 
wives, and guests gathered for a social 
hour at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7. Director 
of Admissions Hubert Shaw '36 was the 

The club will continue its monthly 
luncheons on second Tuesdays at Steckino's 
Restaurant, Lewiston. 

The officers and directors are now com- 
pleting plans for a winter dinner meeting 
at the College in January and the annual 
spring dinner and ladies' night in May. 

To replace James Sacco '55, who has 
moved from the area, Luther Abbott '39 is 
the new Treasurer and William Skelton 
'51 the new Secretarv. 


Club Secretary Barry Nichols '54 reports 
that 67 alumni, wives, and guests gathered 
for an informal reception at the home of 
Vice President Bob Cushman '54 on Aug. 1. 
The College was represented by Professors 
Walter Boland and Herbert Coursen Jr. 
and their wives. 

Mr. Cushman was elected President for 
1965-66. Other officers elected were: David 
Caldwell '54, First Vice President; Fred 
Thorne '57, Second Vice President; George 
Beckett '28, Treasurer; Mr. Nichols, Secre- 
tarv; and Lee Howe '50, Alumni Council 
Member. Chosen Directors were Barry 
Zimman '42, Frederick Goddard '55, Howard 
Ryan '28, Joseph Rooks '55, Lyman Cousens 
'61, and Daniel Silver '53. 

spoke informally on current campus hap- 


The present officers are: Paul Doherty '56, 
President; Charles Bergeron '53, Vice Presi- 
dent; Daniel Kunhardt '49, Secretary; Theo- 
dore Chambers '53, Treasurer; and Edwin 
Sample '49, Alumni Council Member. 

Secretary Kunhardt's address is 112 
Springfield St., Wilbraham, Mass. 



Tues., Nov. 9, noon: monthly luncheon at 
Steckino's Restaurant, Lewiston. 

Tues., Dec. 14: monthly luncheon. Coach 
Peter Kostacopoulos, speaker. 


Tues., Nov. 9, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Nick's, 100 Warrenton Rd. Prof. Nathan 
Dane II '37, speaker. 

Wed., Dec. 1, 5 p.m.: stag dinner, Dillon 
Field House, Soldiers' Field Rd., Cambridge; 
8 p.m.: Bowdoin-Harvard hockey game. 

Fri. March 18: spring dinner. 


Thurs., Nov. 18, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the University Club, 30 Lewis St., Hart- 
ford. Prof. Herbert Coursen, speaker. 

Thurs., Dec. 16: monthly luncheon. 


Tues., Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. social hour, 
7:45 dinner: fall dinner meeting at House 
of McLoughlin, 1750 Northern Blvd., 
Roslyn. Coaches Peter Kostacopoulos and 
Charles Butt, speakers. 


Sat., Dec. 11: club-sponsored trip to West 
Point for Bowdoin-Army hockey game at 
8 p.m. 

Fri., Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 7 
p.m. dinner: annual dinner meeting at the 
Princeton Club. President Coles, speaker. 


Tues., Nov. 16, evening (tentative) : 
Coach Peter Kostacopoulos, speaker. 

Wed., Dec. 1, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Yale Club, 1524 Walnut St. 

Sat., Feb. 5, evening: annual dinner and 
ladies' night. President Coles. 


Wed., Dec. 1, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Cumberland Club, 116 High St. 
Prof. Jerry Brown, speaker. 


Thurs., Nov. 18, 5 p.m.: fall dinner 
meeting at the home of Herbert Hanson 
'43, 27 Homestead Ave., Warwick, R. I. 

Mon., Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m.: monthly 
luncheon at the University Club. 


Mon., Nov. 15, 6 p.m. social hour, 7:30 
p.m. dinner: fall dinner meeting, Eddie's 
Chop House, 367 Main St. (East) . Prof. 
L. Dodge Fernald, speaker. 


Thurs., Dec. 9, noon: monthly luncheon. 
Thurs., Jan. 13: monthly luncheon. 


Wed., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: fall stag smoker 
at the home of Edwin Stetson '41, 5345 
Falmouth Rd., Washington. Coach Peter 
Kostacopoulos, speaker. 

Tues., Dec. 7, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Sphinx Club, 1315 K. St. N.W. 


President Geof Mason '23 announces 
that the monthly luncheon program will 
continue, with a meeting scheduled for the 
first Monday of each month (except in 
January, when it will be on the second 
Monday^ through June. The luncheons 
will be at the University Club in Providence 
and will start at 12:30 p.m. 

The spring meeting is tentatively set 
for May 19 at the Francis Farm in Re- 
hoboth, Mass. Details will be announced 
at a later date. 


Almost 40 alumni, wives, and under- 
graduates met at the home of Club Secre- 
tary Fletcher Means '57 on July 30. Special 
guest of the evening was Prof. William 
Shipman of the Dept, of Economics, who 



Henry A. Peabody 
41 Oakhurst Road 
Cape Elizabeth 

Leo Tracy '66 of Marblehead, Mass., and 
two grandsons of the late Alfred M. G. 
Soule— Morton '68 and Paul Soule '66— 
have been named recipients of Class of 
1903 Scholarships. 


Ralph N. Cushing 
10 Knox Street 

William Norton has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Friends of the Detroit Public 
Library for 1965-66. 

Dr. and Mrs. James Williams were 
honored on the occasion of their golden 

wedding anniversary in June with a sur- 
prise open house arranged by their sons 
and daughters-in-law. 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 

Mrs. William Youland's youngest daugh- 
ter has earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at the 
University of Colorado at Boulder and is 
spending the current year studying in 
France and Italy under a Fulbright award. 
Mrs. Youland has a new address: 382 
Central Park West, Apt. 20E, Bldg. 6, New 
York, N. Y. 10025. 


John W. Leydon 
3120 West Perm Street 
Philadelphia 29, Pa. 

The 38th Annual Mid-Summer Picnic of 
the Class of 1907 was held at the Atlantic 
House at Scarborough Beach in August. 
The Class instituted these reunions at 
Kezar Lake in Lovell in 1927 when five 
members and their families were spending 
the summer in that vicinity. 

William Linnell, Class President, presid- 
ed and introduced the speakers. 

The following attended: Mrs. Mary 
Hyde, Mr. & Mrs. Neal Allen, Mrs. Ken- 
neth Sills, Mrs. Joseph Drummond, the Rev. 
Hilda Libby Ives, Mrs. Eugene Holt, Mr. 
& Mrs. Everett Giles and sons, Mrs. Carroll 
Webber, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Davis, Mrs. 
Seth Haley, Thomas Winchell, Mr. & Mrs. 
John W. Winchell, Miss Edith Weatherill, 
Mrs. Felix Burton, Leon Mincher & family, 
Mr. & Mrs. John Halford, Mrs. Frank Otto, 
Mr. & Mrs. John Leydon. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Class Secretary John Leydon, 
whose brother, Thomas W. Leydon '21, died 
on July 25. 


Jasper J. Stahl 

News of 1909 is very scarce. In fact there 
is none, so we must turn back a half 
century or more. To be specific, we have 
before us an old letter sent us by Paul 
Newman some time ago. It is headed: 
"American Mission House, Satara, India, 
May 3, 1911." 

The writer was our classmate Anand 
Sidoba Hiwale, who tells of his chosen 
work of garnering souls in his native India. 
In offering the gist of his letter we shall 
presume merely to touch a few of the high 
spots emanating so long ago from this 
place, this month, this year. 

Hiwale comments: "Hot, very hot; not 
a drop of rain in six months." The house 
in which the Hiwales lived was very old. 
It was impossible for him to get a home 
in a good locality because he was a Chris- 
tian. "Day before yesterday" a big snake was 
killed in an out-building in the back 

yard, and a few months before the natives 
caught a big tiger in a trap at a spot which 
Hiwale could see as he was writing this 
letter. He notes: "The people are very 
hard hearted and very proud of their 
erstwhile glory of the once capital city of 
our ancient province." Many were illiterate 
—only five in a hundred could read. Women 
were wholly illiterate. "The Lord gave us 
last Sunday four souls for which I am very 
glad." The country was thickly populated, 
but Christian workers were few. He had 
the fondest recollections of Bowdoin and 
has long hoped to see some of his class- 
mates in India. 

The men of 1909 may remember that 
Hiwale was a graduate of the Bangor 
Theological Seminary and joined our class 
at Bowdoin in 1907. In June, 1909, he 
received both his B.D. and A.B. degrees 
and thereafter took up mission work in 
his native India. 

It is urged that every man of 1909 give 
us word of himself, leaving it to us to re- 
ject or to make a news item out of the 

tenth President of Occidental College on 
Oct. 25. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 

Frank Evans and Mrs. G. Lloyd Knotts 
married in August. 



Ernest G. Fifield 
351 Highland Avenue 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Clifford's son, 
Bill Jr. '51, and Cynthia M. Searles of 
Lewiston married at Bangor in August. 

While on leave from his position in the 
Consul General's Office in Singapore during 
August and September, Roger Sullivan '52 
visited his mother, Mrs. Richard W. 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

When Meredith Auten had to give a 
speech during the Cass City (Mich.) Cen- 
tennial Celebration in July for having 
been proclaimed "Man of the Year," he 
encountered a problem: where to put his 
silk top-hat. Michigan Governor George 
Romney, who was sharing the platform 
with Meredith, quickly solved the dilemma 
by taking the topper and placing it on 
his own head. 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 

William Spinney was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the 
inauguration of Richard C. Gilman as 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestovvn, N. H. 

Lou Donahue was acting secretary while 
Al Gray was in the hospital during the 
first three weeks of June. 

Phil and Louise Pope sent a card from 
Norway on July 2 and reported that they 
were enjoying their trip through northern 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 

At the American Correctional Association's 
Annual Congress in Boston in August, Spike 
MacCormick was one of the three recipients 
of the Edward R. Cass Achievement Award 
for distinguished service in the correctional 
field. He has recently been elected to the 
Board of Directors and Executive Com- 
mittee of Mobilization for Youth, the multi- 
million dollar project for the control of 
juvenile delinquency on New York City's 
Lower East Side. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 

Robert Bagley '66 of Wethersfield, Conn., 
has been named recipient of the Class of 
1916 Scholarship. 

Alice Dunn, the widow of our own Jim 
Dunn, passed away quietly and suddenly 
on Aug. 24. Although not a frequent 
visitor at the College since Jim's death, 
Alice retained her interest in the Class 
and her close friendship with many Bow- 
doin families. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Niven attended her 

In July Herb Foster wrote, "On July 
17 the first '16er to visit Larry Irving spent 
a very enjoyable afternoon with him and 
his wife. 

"Larry is Director of the Institute of 
Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska. 



AVERY '19 

He gets around, having just returned from 
a ten-day conference in Paris. He is going 
to Illinois in a few weeks and to Japan 
next winter. I expect Larry and his wife 
in Brunswick next June." 

"William Ireland is one of the officers of 
the Maine Society of the Order of the 
Founders and Patriots of America, which 
was formed in August. 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 

of the Massachusetts Professor of Latin at 
Williams College with emeritus standing 
after 42 years of teaching. 

Robert Haynes and Christina are giving 
your secretary valuable assistance in re- 
porting news items about our classmates in 
their area. 

Donald and Jeanette Tebbets spent last 
winter in Florida where Jeanette had the 
misfortune to fracture a wrist. 

In late July, Francis Warren was recover- 
ing from a bad automobile accident which 
required several months of hospitalization. 
He has been a successful teacher and coach 
of champions for 32 years at various schools. 


Sanford B. Cousins 
23 McKeen Street 

Pictured in the 1920 reunion photograph, 
which was taken at Sanford Cousins' home, 
are: Standing (left to right) Mr. & Mrs. 
Willard Wyman, Leland Goodrich, Mrs. 
Goodrich, Mrs. Ezra Rounds, Mr. Rounds, 
Mrs. Wendell Berry, Mr. Berry, Mrs. Harold 


Norman W. Haines 
247 South Street 
Reading, Mass. 

Carroll Clark was elected a Councillor of 
the Maine Society of the Order of the 
Founders and Patriots of America, which 
was formed in August. 

Pop Hatch, for the second consecutive 
year, has been elected President of the 
Board of Governors of the Plummer Me- 
morial Hospital in Dexter. 

Alexander Standish has been elected 
President of the New Hampshire Council on 
World Affairs. 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 

The appointment of Maurice Jordan as 
Loan Consultant at the Westbrook Trust 
Co. was announced in June. He has retired 
from his position as Assistant Treasurer of 
the Casco Bank and Trust Co. 

Clarence Crosby of Dexter was elected 
President-Elect of the Maine Bar Associa- 
tion in August. 

Frank Noyes visited with Dave Lane in 
Europe last summer. Dave lives in Heidel- 
berg but was vacationing in Spain at the 
time of Frank's visit. Frank then took the 
train to Barcelona, where "we had a good 
time talking over the old days and what 
had happened to us during the last 48 
years. . . . His wife, Bobby, is charming, and 
on top of all the cards in her billfold is 
her membership card in the Society of 
Bowdoin women. Dave is retiring in October 
and returning to the States. They both 
promise to be in Brunswick, come June, 
1967. . . ." 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. II. 

Shirley Gray has resigned as Administra- 
tive Vice President and General Manager 
of The Macallen Co. Inc., Newmarket, 
N. H., to establish a management con- 
sulting service with headquarters in 
Chicago. He will continue his membership 
on the Boards of Directors of the Macallen 
companies, which include Insulation Manu- 
facturers Corp. and Inmanco Inc., both of 
Chicago, as well as the parent corporation, 
and will continue as Vice President and 
General Manager of Inmanco Inc., the 
youngest and smallest of the Macallen 


Donald S. Hiooms 

78 Royal Road 


Maurice Avery has retired from the Chair 

LeMay, Rev. Mr. LeMay, Edgar Taylor, 
Dr. Plimpton Guptill, Mr. & Mrs. Edward 
Atwood, Mrs. Sanford Cousins, Mr. Cousins, 
Mr. & Mrs. Justin McPartland; seated 
(l.-r.) : Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cleaves, Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard McWilliams, Mr. & Mrs. 
Leland Moses, Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Zeitler, 
Elmer Boardman, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Curtis; front row (l.-r.) : Dr. John Lappin, 
Robert Adams, Mrs. Louis Dennett, Mr. 
Dennett, Lawrence Merrill, Mrs. Philip 
Goodhue, Mr. Goodhue. Mr. & Mrs. John 
Whitney, Mr. & Mrs. Allan Hall, and 
Maynard Waltz also attended but arrived 
after the photo was taken. 

The Class of 1920 Scholarship has been 
awarded this year to William McAllister 
'67 of Huntington, N.'Y. 

Ed Berman and Mrs. Sylvia Wormser of 
Jeanerette, La., married in July. They are 
living at 167 Caleb St., Portland. 

Willard Wyman spoke at a meeting of 
the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club in August. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 

Alfred Westcott's appointment as Manager 
of Gas Operations, Virginia Electric S: 
Power Co., was announced in July. 


Clarence D. Rouillard 
209 Rosedale Heights Drive 
Toronto 7, Canada 

Ted Gibbons, the dean of the nation's 
harness race secretaries, was the subject 
of an interesting sports story in the Port- 
land Express this summer. Ted has been 
Secretary of the Yonkers Raceway for 16 
seasons, "a tenure record probably un- 
matched in sulky history," according to 
Sports Editor Blaine Davis. 


Chicago is no longer the Far West for 
the Class Secretary. He went to Van- 
couver in June to give a paper at the an- 
nual meeting of the Canadian Association 
of University Teachers of French. 

Waldo Weymouth has moved from East 
Berlin, Pa., to 309 Indiana Ave., French 
Lick, Ind. He is a superintendent at the 
Spring Valley Corp. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Nichols' son, 
Barrett, Jr.. has been elected Assistant Vice 
President of the First National Bank of 

Carl Roberts has been elected Registrar 
of the Maine Society of the Order of the 
Founders and Patriots of America, which 
was formed in August. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oramandal Wilson's son, 
Gordon, married Judith Ann Danyew of 
North Chatham, N. Y., in August. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 

The Class of 1926 Scholarship has been 
awarded this year to Brent Corson '68 of 

Earl Cook and his wife, Betty, visited 
Stockholm on a trip to Europe in July. 
They had a reunion with Dr. Sven Baeck- 
strom, who received his Ph.D. after study- 
ing at Bowdoin. Sven has a Radcliffe wife 
and is chief of a steel plant laboratory. 
Earl was the first Bowdoin man he had 
seen in nearly 40 years. 

Later the Cooks went to Vienna, where 
they had lived for two years when Earl 
was adviser on development to the Federal 
Chancellery. For two days they were guests 
of the Province of Burgenland, a special 
area frequently visited by the Cooks when 
living in Austria from 1957 to 1959. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 

Briah Connor was invited to represent 
the College at the inauguration of Arthur 
S. Limouze as first President of the Massa- 
chusetts Maritime Academy on Sept. 18. 

George Cutter was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of William R. Keast as fifth 
President of Wayne State University, 

Sanford Fogg of Augusta was re-elected 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Maine Bar 
Association in August. 

The Rev. Laforest Hodgkins has re- 
signed as Pastor of the Terryville (Conn.) 
Congregational Church to accept a call as 
Pastor of the Middlefield (Conn.) Federated 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 

pathy to Rod Huntress, whose father died 
on Sept. 9. 

Walter Whittier served as Chairman-of- 
the-Day at the National American Whole- 
sale Grocers Association Inc. Mid-Year 
Executive Conference in Mexico City dur- 
ing September. Walter is President of 
Hannaford Bros. Co., Portland. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 

"Stub" Durant wrote in July: "Irene and 
I have returned to my home town of 
Pepperell to make our home. Any friends 
in the area are cordially invited to drop 
in. We became grandparents for the third 
time when Alden Byrne Whitney was born 
on May 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. 
Whitney of Canton, Conn." The Durant's 
address is Townsend St., Pepperell, Mass. 

Clifford Gray retired in August after hav- 
ing been the baseball coach at Fryeburg 
Academy for 35 years. The Alumni Associa- 
tion honored him by presenting a specially 
designed academy chair. 

Nathan Greene was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the 
dedication of Pine Manor Junior College's 
new campus in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on 
Oct. 27. 

Tom Weil, whose most recent post was 
Counselor of Embassy and Consul General 
in London, has retired from the Foreign 
Service after 30 years and is now a con- 
sultant with the Stanford Research in- 
stitute in Washington. His eldest, Tom, 
drove a tractor on a Nevada ranch this 
summer before entering his senior year 
at Andover. Susan and Richard are at- 
tending school in Washington. Tom reports 
that he and Joan are thoroughly enjoying 
reunions with many old friends. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 

c/o General Motors Corporation 

1775 Broadway 

New York, N. Y. 

The Class of 1929 Memorial Scholarship 
has been awarded this year to Sten Luthman 
'66 of Stockholm, Sweden. Sten was a Bow- 
doin Plan Student last year and now is 
regularly enrolled. 

Mrs. Frank Harlow (Constance) was 
present last June to see their daughter 
Frances graduate from Pembroke-in-Brown 
University in the Honors Program as Vice 
President of her class. Frances is attending 
the University of Lyon in France this 
year. She and her mother sailed from 
Montreal on Aug. 26 and visited relatives 
and friends from Scotland down to France 
before Frances started classes in Lyon. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Charles Farley has a new address: 8 
Plympton St., Cambridge, Mass. He is a 
Professor of History at Suffolk University. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Joe Flagg, whose mother died 
on Sept. 1. 

Prof, and Mrs. William Locke's daughter, 
Elizabeth, married in August. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 

Class of 1931 Scholarships have been 
awarded this year to Richard Allen '67 of 
Freeport and Kenneth Anderson '68 of 
Concord, Mass. 

Farrington Abbott has opened a real 
estate office in Lewiston. 

Luther Allen, who is Executive Secretary 
of the Maine Council of Churches, was the 
guest preacher at Protestant summer union 
services at the First Baptist Church in 
Livermore Falls on Aug. 29. 

The Rev. Albert Jenkins reported in 
July, "Plans for 1931's 35th reunion are 
now underway. We are corresponding with 
the boys to plan a significant occasion. The 
committee will be loaded with men who 
have sons at Bowdoin now." 

While touring Europe last summer, Gus 
Rehder visited with Ken Sullivan '39; his 
brother, Harald '29; and Betty and Ernie 
Lister '37. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 

Philip Coupe '67 of Oakland, R. I., has 
been named this year's recipient of the 
Class of 1932 Scholarship. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dura Bradford's daughter, 
Martha, and Gerald J. Betters of Portland 
married on Sept. 11. 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dana announce the 
marriage of their daughter, Virginia, to 
Rudolf Windmuller on Aug. 21. 

Robert Grant, who has been on leave 
from his duties as Professor of American 
Literature at Doshisha University in Japan, 
spoke at a meeting of the Sanford-Spring- 
vale Rotary Club in July. 

John Hay was elected Treasurer of the 
Maine Funeral Directors Association at 
the group's annual convention in June. 

Dick Lamport and Mrs. Marjorie Soper 
were married on June 26, after which they 
spent two weeks in Jamaica. In August, the 
Lamports and one of Marge's twin sons, 
Jim Soper, visited the College. Their home 
is at 1090 North Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, 
111. 60045. 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 

The Class of 1930 Scholarship has been 
awarded this year to Robert Pirie '66. 

Ernest Coffin's son, James '63, is this 
year's recipient of the Class of 1933 Scholar- 


Jack Manning was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of Edward J. Bloustein as 
fifth President of Bennington College on 
Oct. 9. 

Edward Morse was elected a Director of 
Parker Metal Decorating Co. in July. He 
is Baltimore Branch Manager for the Glass 
Container Division of Owens-Illinois. 

Col. Hunter Perry had the pleasure of 
pinning his own original second lieuten- 
ant's bars on his son, Christopher, when 
the latter was commissioned in the Army 
Reserve at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
on June 11. 

Robert Sperry of Sudbury, Mass., has 
been appointed Coordinator of Professional 
Placement at Svlvania Electronic Svstems. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North Xorth Street 
Peoria, 111. 

Philip Burnham has been appointed to 
the College Board staff as a consultant on 
examinations for the coming year. He will 
be on leave from his teaching position at 
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Deane announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Nancy 
Alice, to John Eric Laestadius Jr. of Am- 
herst, Mass. 

Col. Thurman Larson has a new address: 
7272 USAF Hosp., APO New York 09231. 

Alden O'Brien has been elected Assistant 
Treasurer of the Bar Harbor Banking and 
Trust Co. 

George Peabody of Bangor was elected in 
August the Maine Bar Association's delegate 
to the American Bar Association. 

Blake Tewksbury, who, for reasons of 
health, retired earlier this year as President 
of Lasell Junior College, received a Seth 
Thomas clock from the Class of 1965 upon 
its graduation. "The timepiece occupies a 
place of honor in our house. . . . All mem- 
bers of the Tewksbury family (including 
Ralph, the cat) are reminded of our 
pleasant Lasell associations with you every 
hour when we hear the chimes," Blake and 
his wife wrote in a recent issue of the 
Lasell Leaves. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 

The Sugarloaf Mountain Corp., of which 
George Gary is President, has added a 
gondola facility which will rotate 50, four- 
passenger cabs between the base lodge and 
mountain summit. 

Burt Whitman has been elected Vice 
President of the Savings Banks Association 
of Maine. 


Huep.rt S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Massachusetts Hall 

Paul Favour was elected in July as 

Trustee of the Joseph Henry Curtis Trust, 
which administers the Asticou Terraces on 
Mount Desert. Paul is Chief Naturalist at 
Acadia National Park. 

David Hirth's son, Sam '66, is this year's 
recipient of the Class of 1936 Scholarship. 

Bill Sawyer, who is President of the 
Watertown (Mass.) Federal Savings & Loan 
Association, announced in August that the 
Association will open a second branch office 
in January in Newtonville. 

William Soule has resigned as superin- 
tendent of schools in Portland to accept a 
full-time teaching position at the Uni- 
versity of Maine in Portland. 

Winthrop Walker was named Vice Chair- 
man of the Massachusetts Bay United Fund 
for 1965-66 in August. He is First Vice 
President of the State Street Bank and 
Trust Co., Boston. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland 14, Ohio 

Dr. Malcolm Cass presented a concert on 
the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ in Port- 
land's City Hall Auditorium in August. 

Percy Knauth, formerly Associate Editor 
of the Life Nature Library, has been 
named Editor of the Time-Life Library of 
Art, which will begin publication next 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Leach, whose mother died on 
July 24. 

Army Reserve Lt. Col. Norm Seagrave has 
completed the Reserve's School of Associate 
Command and General Staff Course at 
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

George Wingate has been appointed to 
the Augusta-Gardiner-Hallowell-Winthrop 
Advisory Board of Depositors Trust Co. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Harry Leach, whose mother died 
on July 24. 

Stuart Small was invited by President 
Coles to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of the Rev. Roman S. Galiardi, 
O.S.B., as President of St. Procopius Col- 
lege, Lisle, 111., on Sept. 19. 

Bob Smith was presented with the Dis- 
tinguished Alumni Award at Fryeburg 

KEYL0R '42 


Academy's annual Alumni Day in August. 
Selah Strong has been elected Assistant 
Vice President of Manufacturers Hanover 
Trust Co. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

The Rev. Grant Chandler resigned as 
Pastor of Ashby (Mass.) Orthodox Con- 
gregational Church in August to accept a 
call to the West Bridgewater (Mass.) Con- 
gregational Church. 

This note from Harry Houston: "I was 
at Brunswick on Saturday, June 11, for 
reunion of the Class of '40. The library was 
locked at noon so I could not register. 
Please enroll me as present." 

John Nettleton is serving as initial gifts 
chairman for the United Fund campaign 
in Greenfield, Mass. 

Dick Sanborn of Augusta was re-elected 
Auditor of the Maine Bar Association in 


Henry A. Shorey 

Dr. Leonard Cronkhite gave a talk en- 
titled "The Psychology of Space Travel" on 
the opening night of the Alumni College 
in August. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Art Hanson, whose father died on 
Sept. 3. 

Forbes Kelley is now living at 5020 North 
Oak St., Apt. 324, Kansas City, Mo. He is 
District Representative for W. T. Joyce 
Wholesale Division. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Marshall Leydon, whose father, 
Thomas W. Leydon '21, died on July 25. 

Ed and Betty Zwicker have moved from 
North Syracuse to 205 Walthall St., Pass 
Christian, Miss. Ed is now working at 
General Electric's Mississippi Test Facility 
in Bay St. Louis. 


John L. Baxter Jr. 
179 Lancey Street 

Arthur Keylor, Associate Publisher and 


General Manager of Life and a member of 
Time Inc.'s staff since 1948, has been elected 
a Vice President of Time Inc. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Sanborn, whose wife, Marie, 
died on July 31. 


John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Richmond Leach, whose mother 
died on July 24. 

Bob Marr has been promoted to the 
rank of captain in the Navy. He was 
serving in the Office of the Chief of Naval 
Materiel before his promotion and is now 
commander of a Guided Missile Destroyer 
Division. His address is: ComDesDiv 182, 
Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Bob Morse 
delivered the principal address at the 
formal dedication of the USS Massachusetts 
as the state's war memorial in August. 

Edward Simonds has been named New 
York Regional Manager by Bell and How- 
ell's Micro-Data Division in the company's 
business equipment group. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Centuck P.O. 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

The Class of 1944 Scholarship has been 
awarded this year to Jeremy Hagger '66 of 
Waltham, Mass. 

Maj. Erwin Archibald was among the 
military and civilian personnel who were 
honored at Wright-Patterson AFB in July 
for having earned scholastic degrees during 
the past year. Erwin received a Ph.D. in 
physiology from the University of California. 
He was presented an Air Force professional 
commendation certificate by Col. J. M. 
Quashnock, commander, 6570th Aerospace 
Medical Research Laboratories. 

In September George Perkins was nomi- 
nated by Gov. Reed for a Maine District 
Court judgeship. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford 7, Conn. 

Peter Garland has been elected represent- 
ative of Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, and 
Franklin Counties on the Maine Wildfowl 

Lloyd Knight's wife, Ellen, and their 
daughter, Karla, visited Karla's grand- 
parents in Norway this summer. 

Don Maxson was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the in- 
augration of Charles E. Hummel as Presi- 
dent of Barrington (R.I.) College on Oct. 1. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bud Perry, whose mother, Florence 
Hodges Perry, died on April 11 at Bangor. 

A political story written by Waldo Pray 
of the Gannett newspapers in Portland won 

third prize among papers under 40,000 
circulation in the New England Associated 
Press News Executives Association contest 
this year. 

Glenys Zimmerman, Robert's widow, and 
her four children have moved to 10 High 
St., Lisbon Falls. Glenys is teaching at the 
Lisbon Elementary School. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

East Grand Rapids, Mich. 

The Perry Bascoms are now living at 
177 Edmands Road, Framingham, Mass. 

Allen Morgan spoke on his favorite sub- 
ject, wildlife conservation, at a meeting of 
the Historical Society of Old Newbury, 
Mass., in July. He also spoke at the Oakes 
Center, Bar Harbor, in August. 

Paul Niven spoke at the Summer Arts 
Festival of the University of Maine in 
July and at the Bowdoin Alumni College 
in August. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Porteous, whose mother, Mrs. 
Louis R. Porteous, died on Aug. 4. 

Dr. Stan Sylvester has given up the 
private practice of medicine to become 
Assistant Medical Director of the Union 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Portland. 

Bill Toomy has moved from New Jersey 
to 4626 Morris Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. He is 
a branch manager of Trailmobile. 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 

Leo Dunn has joined the firm of Koss/ 
Rek-O-Kut as Vice President of Operations. 

Bill Files is on leave of absence from 
Riverdale Country School, Bronx, N. Y., 
and is teaching at the American University 
in Beirut, Lebanon. 

William Gill wrote in July, "For the 
past 10 years, I have been New England 
Sales Representative of the American Olean 
Tile Co. Twelve years at the same address 
with two children, Bill III (14) , and 
Christine (12). Also, same 'Ole Wife', 
Ginnie, of 23 years 'acquaintance' who, as 
House Mother, still calls the shots!" 

Joe Holman of Farmington was elected an 
Executive Committeeman of the Maine Bar 
Association in August. 

Eugene McGlauflin was invited by Presi- 
dent Coles to represent the College at the 
inauguration of Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr. 
as President of Harding College, Searcy, 
Ark., on Sept. 18. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Alan Martin, whose father 
died recently. 

This word from Robert C. Miller in 
July: "The Millers— my wife, two children 
and I— are about to complete a year of 
living in Lima. I've been on sabbatical from 
the Thacher School and have had a Ful- 
bright grant to study Hispano-American 
Literature at San Marcos and the Catholic 

Charles Pinkham is now living at 39 

Elm St., Canton, Mass. He is Director of 
Field Services, Group Sales and Service De- 
partment, of John Hancock Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. 

Fred and Ellen Spaulding announce the 
birth of their second child and son, Frede- 
rick Churchill Spaulding, on Aug. 26. 


C. Cabot Easton 

13 Shawmut Avenue 


George Berkley wrote an article entitled 
"Use of Final Cost Reduces Architectural 
Fees" for the June issue of Public Manage- 
ment. George continues to be Chairman of 
the Boston Finance Commission. 

Dabney Caldwell assisted in the search 
for Robbie and Tim Mott, the two young- 
sters who became lost near Mount Katahdin 
this summer and were subsequently found 

Sheldon Caras wrote an article entitled 
"Life Insurance Programs Are Prepared 
Electronically at New England Life" for 
the July issue of Insurance News. Sheldon 
is Director of Field Training for New Eng- 
land Mutual Life Insurance Co. 

Class Secretary Cab Easton is now a 
Director of the New Hampshire Council on 
World Affairs. 

Blake Hanna, Associate Professor of 
Linguistics and Phonetics at the University 
of Montreal, has been named to a standing 
committee of consultants on the teaching of 
English as a second language in the Pro- 
vince of Quebec. The committee is under 
the direction of the Ministry of Educa- 
tion's Curriculum and Examinations Divi- 

James Longley of Lewis ton was one of 
seven members of the National Association 
of Life Underwriters from Maine who sold 
more than $1 million in new life insurance 
within one year. 

Dr. Stephen Monaghan, who has success- 
fully reconstructed a thumb through trans- 
plantation of an existing finger on three 
occasions, was the subject of a long and 
interesting newsstory in the Portland Sun- 
day Telegram in August. Steve is an ortho- 
pedic specialist at the Maine Medical Center 
in Portland. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Chuck Perry, whose mother, 
Florence Hodges Perry, died on April 11 at 

Carl Prior is now Assistant Dean of In- 
struction at Farmington State College. 

Al Sawyer was invited by President Coles 
to represent the College at the inaugration 
of Samuel L. Meyer as President of Ohio 
Northern University on Oct. 15. 


Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 

Reid Cross has returned to Pitney-Bowes 
Inc. after a three-year absence during 
which he served as an official of the United 
States Agency for International Develop- 




Bernard Devine has been named Judge 
of the Ninth District Court of Maine. The 
district includes all of Cumberland County 
except the Brunswick area. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Russell Douglas, whose father 
died in June. In August, Russ, who is a 
Vice President of the Casco Bank and 
Trust Co., was transferred from the Bruns- 
wick office to the main office in Portland, 
where he is serving in the business develop- 
ment program. 

Jim Draper attended the first Alumni 
College in August. 

Oliver Emerson, president of Emerson 
Press in Cleveland, announced in July 
that his firm had acquired a majority 
interest in Stratford Press, also a Cleveland 
firm, which will continue to operate in- 

Fred Foley's construction firm is building 
a new post office in Harrison. 

Dick Frye was invited by President Coles 
to represent the College at the inaugura- 
tion of Dr. Charles L. Baker as 16th Presi- 
dent of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, 
S. D., on Sept. 18. 

At a recent Member-Guest Tournament 
in "Worcester, Mass., Geof Stanwood '38, Bob 
Porteous '46, and Will Small '43 ended up 
in the same flight on the last day, "meeting 
each other head on for last place," accord- 
ing to the fourth participant, Bill Ireland. 
Bill further reports: "We inveigled two 
staunch Williams men to carry our [Bow- 
doin's] banner across the fairway, one of 
them being the brother of the President of 
Williams College [see cut~\. Although we 
did not startle the galleries with many 
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus types of 
shots, I am sure we recruited many a 
young man for the football team, as our 
gallery's average age was about 9y 2 -" 

Ray Lebel won the Maine amateur golf 
championship for the fifth time this sum- 

This report from John Lowe in August: 
"Arrived in Accra on July 25 with family 
. . . Already we have heard from two Bow- 
doin classmates. George Schenck '50 wrote 
from Penn State and Matt Branche passed 
through Accra, unfortunately while I was 
on a three-day trip to Nigeria. If Matt 
reads this I hope he will accept my apolo- 
gies for being away and will give me an- 
other chance when the opportunity presents 
itself. For all others who care to say hello 

my address is: VALCO, P.O. Box 1117, Ac- 
cra, Ghana. For the lucky few who get to 
Accra, you can reach me at 64620 or 64629." 
John is with Volta Aluminium Co. Ltd. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Rowe Metcalf, whose father died 
on Sept. 3. 

Dr. James Utterback became a resident 
physician at Putnam Memorial Hospital, 
Bennington, Vt., in July. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 

Dr. Frederick Andrews, who is Chief of 
Staff at Watterman (Fla.) Memorial Hos- 
pital, has been elected Vice President of the 
Florida Academy of General Practice. 

Herbert Bennett, who was elected to the 
Board of Governors of the American Trial 
Lawyers Association earlier this year, has 
been named to the eight-member Judicial 
Selection Committee of the Association. 

Bob Bolles has been elected a member of 
the New York Personnel Management As- 

Jack Bump has been named Controller of 
Behr-Manning Division, Norton Co., in 
Troy, N.Y., and is directing financial opera- 
tions of the division. 

John Dulfer and Julia Lee Roberts of 
Essex Fells, N.J., married in August. 

Province Henry wrote in August: "Ty- 
phoons, both in nature and politics, remain 
our preoccupation in this part of the world. 
Eleanor and I expect to remain here in 
Taiwan for as much as six years, and so I 
am thankful that my Chinese is improving. 
We still have thoughts of retiring in Maine, 
but until we leave here we will always 
enjoy a stopover by our friends from the 
USA who may come to Taipei." 

A fourth child and third son, Christopher 
Pierce Howe, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee 
Howe of Swampscott, Mass., on Aug. 26. 

Guy Johnson, owner of the Marine Bio- 
logical Supply and Development Corp., has 
the only shrimp peeling machine of its type 
north of Georgia. With it his firm has been 
putting up about 50,000 pounds of shrimp 
meat a week during the season. Originally, 
he bought out the MacLean Lobster Co. of 
East Harpswell with the intention of pro- 
viding live specimens for biology labora- 
tories but shifted to commercial processing 
when he found that, with a few modifica- 
tions, the machine could peel Maine shrimp. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to George Monahan, whose mother 
died on Sept. 2. 

Ted Nixon has resigned as Director of 
Christian Education at the First Church, 
Congregational, Boxford, Mass., to begin 
ministerial studies at Bangor Theological 

Charles Rallides has a Ph.D. degree in 
Spanish from Columbia University and is 
an Assistant Professor at Long Island Uni- 
versity. His address is 628 West End Ave., 
New York, N.Y. 

David Richards is now living at 5807 
Sonoma Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20034. 

Gregory Stone is teaching mathematics at 
Winchester (Mass.) High School. 

Jim Tsomides has been appointed to the 
Salem (Mass.) Hospital Medical Staff. 

Art Williams, Republican representative 
to the Vermont General Assembly, an- 
nounced in August that he is a candidate 
for nomination to the 1967 session. 

Temple University has awarded a doctor- 
ate in educational administration to Paul 
Zdanowicz. He is principal of the Meredith 
G. Williams Middle School, Bridgewater, 


Captain Louis J. Siroy 

873 — TMS 

APO 239 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert Avery has been elected Vice Pres- 
ident and Treasurer of the Bar Harbor 
Banking and Trust Co. 

Don Blodgett wrote in July, "We have 
been in Milwaukee, Wise, for the past two 
years. I am Executive Director of the Spe- 
cial Education Program for the Milwaukee 
public schools. The job is something like 
150 teachers for the retarded; three schools 
for deaf pupils; 80 reading center teachers; 
three schools for the orthopedically handi- 
capped; 50 speech and hearing therapists; 
25 teachers for emotionally disturbed kids; 
also a program for the visually handicapped 
and home and hospital instruction. 

"Obviously, I don't attempt to define it- 
just deal with it. I am proud of a newly 
established Child Study Center that has 
recently been authorized by the Board and 
is now in operation— the first one in the 
country in a public school system (which 
is not really the important thing— but the 
diagnostic and professional services to chil- 
dren and teachers are) . 

"We have continued to spend some time 
in Bucksport each summer— this summer 
for the first three weeks in August." 

Don Dennis was invited by President Coles 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of Willard D. Lewis as tenth President of 
Lehigh University on Oct. 10. 

Jon Lund is a partner in the recently 
organized legal firm of Brown, Wathen, 
O'Connor, Choate, Lund and Finn in Au- 

George Murray is a stockbroker with 
Hayden, Stone & Co. Inc., New York. His 
home address is 15 Clocks Lane, Darien, 

Jim Nelson, who is an engineer with the 
Norge Division of Borg- Warner, is now liv- 
ing at 311 Good Ave., Des Plaines, 111. 

Dr. Al Rogers is now living at 19 Tall 
Pine Road, Cape Elizabeth. 


BUMP '50 


Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Staples, whose father died 
Sept. 8. 

Owen Stearns wrote in August: "Received 
Ph.D. in history at the University of Roch- 
ester Commencement June 6 after com- 
pleting first of two-year appointment as 
Leverhulme Visiting Fellow in History at 
the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
England, where I am working on a study of 
British historians' views of the United States 
since 1776." 

A scholarship in memory of Marvin Tra- 
cey has been established by his mother. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 

Richard Coombs is now teaching chem- 
istry at Brookline (Mass.) High School, 
after some years as a member of the faculty 
at Arlington (Mass.) High School. 

John Cooper is Chairman of this year's 
United Campaign Commercial Division in 
Summit, N.J. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Jose Martinez-Perez, whose wife, 
Liliane, died on July 30. 

Agisilaos Pappanikou is now teaching at 
the University of Connecticut as an Asso- 
ciate Professor of Education. He is a spe- 
cialist in teaching the retarded. 

Roger Sullivan, who is in the Consul 
General's Office in Singapore, was home on 
leave during August and September. 

The Roger Welches are happy to an- 
nounce the arrival of their second son, 
Craig Henderson Welch, on Aug. 26. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 

Dr. James Beattie has a new address: 4 
Tessier Dr., Andover, Mass. He is a path- 
ologist at Lawrence General Hospital. 

Herb Black wrote in July: "After prac- 
ticing seven years in Framingham in as- 
sociation with an older attorney, I have 
moved my office to Natick, where I am in 
general practice . . . The big news is that 
Norma and I have a daughter, Nancy Diane, 
born on March 31. After four boys, Jimmy 
(11) , Allen (8) , Bruce (4) and Bobby (2), 
this is quite a change but as you can imag- 
ine a very proud and happy one." Herb's 
office address is 26 West Central St., Na- 
tick, Mass. 01761. 

Dick Church has been appointed Business 
Teacher at Sheldon Jackson Junior College. 

Jim Harrocks was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Dr. Bruce Dearing as President 
of the State University of New York at 
Binghamton on Sept. 25. 

William Johnson has been appointed to 
the Advisory Board of Depositors Trust Co., 

Ronald Lagueux was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of the Very Rev. William P. Haas 
as President of Providence College Oct. 9. 

Paul Lewis has been named Divisional 
Sales Manager for the basement store of 
Forbes and Wallace in Springfield, Mass. 

John MacDermid wrote in August: "I now 
have a son aged one . . . Clifford Spence 
MacDermid." John and his wife, Sharon, 
still have pleasant memories of the 10th 
Reunion in 1963. They are living at 90 
Hempstead Rd., Trenton, N.J. 

Ray Petterson is now Manager of New 
Jersey Bell Telephone Company's business 
office in Montclair. The office serves some 
39,000 customers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Silver announce the 
birth of a son, Daniel Fitz Simmons Silver, 
on July 11. 

Cdr. Wendell Webber has been trans- 
ferred from San Diego, Calif., to Newport, 
R.I., where his address is 37 C Adams Dr., 
Brenton Village. He is attending the Naval 
War College. 


Horace A. Hildreth, Jr. 

Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, Allen, 

& McKusick 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 3 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ernest Atkins, whose mother died 
on Sept. 10. 

Bill Boyle took over ownership of Boyle's 
Drug Store, 17 Main St., Amesbury, Mass., 
in March. The business was established by 
his grandfather, William, in 1911. Bill's 
father had owned it since 1956. 

Tom Campbell has a new address: Fran- 
cisco de Aguirre 4203, Santiago, Chile. 

Peter Colburn has been awarded the 
National Institute of Credit's Certificate of 
Accomplishment for successfully completing 
a six-month home-study course in credit and 
collection principles. 

The Rev. Herbert Cousins, pastor of the 
United Church of Christ, Congregational, 
in Augusta, was ordained in June. 

Fred Dalldorf has a new address: 11 
Woodhaven Ave., Chapel Hill, N.C. He 
reported in late July, "We have had a good 
two-year tour with the Army at Fort De- 
trick, Md. Joanna did some pediatrics at 
the dispensary and I did a little pathology 
in the lab. We are heading back to the 
University of North Carolina." 

Ronald Gray has been appointed Assistant 
Cashier of the Buffalo Branch of the Federal 
Reserve Bank of New York. 

The Rev. Ernest Johnson has been elec- 
ted an Alumni Association Representative 
to the Board of Trustees of Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Charles Morrill, who has been a munic- 
ipal court judge in Merrimack, N.H., since 
1962, passed the State Bar examinations in 

Barrett Nichols has been elected Assistant 
Vice President of the First National Bank 
of Boston. 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Department of Modern 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Jim Anwyll has been named Director of 
Marketing for Ludlow Plastics and Marvel- 
lum Co., subsidiaries of the Ludlow Corp. 

John Bowler has been named Manager 
of Flexible Packaging Sales of Ludlow Plas- 
tics and the Marvellum Co. 

Art Cecelski's address is now RFD 5, Box 
708, Gales Ferry, Conn. 06335. 

David Ellison reported in July that his 
third child, Kristina A. Ellison, was born 
on Sept. 12, 1964. 

Tom LaCourse was graduated this sum- 
mer from the Air Force Senior Non-Com- 
missioned Officer Academy at Goodfellow 
AFB, Texas. 

Army Capt. Donald Philbin has been 
moved from Fort Eustis, Va., to Vietnam. 

The engagement of Peter Pirnie and 
Carolyn Ruth Pollard of Westfield, N.J., 
was announced in July. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Small announced 
the birth of their third child, Arthur A. 
Small III, in August. 

Dave Starkweather has resigned as As- 
sociate Director of the Palo Alto-Stanford 
Hospital Center and has begun work at 
U.C.L.A. on a doctor of public health de- 

Walter Tomlinson is now living at 1580 
North Royal Poinciana Blvd., Miami 
Springs, Fla. 

Bob Vose has been named a Fellow of the 
Society of Actuaries. He is affiliated with 
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 

Ellsworth Clark is a computer consultant 
with the Tennessee Gas Transmission Co. 
and lives at 12907 Tosca Lane, Houston, 

Briah Conner has been transferred from 
Okinawa to Vietnam. His address is: Com- 
manding Officer, HQ Battery, 12th Marine 
Regt., 3rd Marine Division FMF, FPO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96601. 

George de Lyra was among the artists 
whose paintings were exhibited at the Maine 
Art Gallery in Wiscasset this summer. 

LeRoy Dyer has been named principal of 
Middlefield (Conn.) Memorial School. 

Robert Hamilton has been appointed 
Chairman of the English Department at 
Wilmington (Mass.) High School. 

John MacKay, who was graduated with 

Dave Anderson has a new address: 3844 
North Upland St., Arlington, Va. 




honors from the Rutgers University School 
of Law in June, has been named the win- 
ner of the Corpus Juris Secundum Student 
Award, which is given each year to the 
graduating senior at the State University 
Law School who makes the most significant 
contribution toward legal scholarship. John 
is legal secretarv to New Jersey Chief Jus- 
tice Joseph Weintraub. 

Bob Silvius wrote in August: "Working 
with Creole Petroleum Corp. at the Amuay 
Refinerv. Received an M.S. in industrial 
and labor relations from Cornell in 1962. 
Married since August, 1962. Two children, 
Michael Alexander (2) and Kirsten Mari- 
ana (2 months) ." Bob's address is Creole 
Petroleum Corp., Judibana, Falcon, Vene- 

Curt Stiles wrote in August: "Our family, 
two girls and the newest addition, a bounc- 
ing Bowdoin boy, have recently moved to 
156 Thornton Road, Needham, Mass. At- 
torn ev Steve Morse very capably displayed 
his legal talents during the purchase and 
closing of our new home. I'm still at Wel- 
leslev Junior High merrily fertilizing young 
minds with the glories and wonders of an- 
cient times." 

The University of Iowa awarded a Ph.D. 
to Fred Wilkins in August. 

Don Zuckert has been promoted to Ac- 
count Supervisor and elected Vice President 
of Ted Bates & Co., New York advertising 
agencv. He and Susan have two sons, An- 
drew (3), and Timothy (14 months) . 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 

The engagement of Al Bachorowski and 
Patricia Evelyn Meaney of Salem, Mass., 
was announced in August. 

Capt. John Collier has moved from Fort 
Bragg, N.C., and now reports the following 
address: USAF/RAF Exchange Program, 
Box 30, FPO New York 09510. 

John Collins is now living at A3 Parklin 
Terrace Apts., Covington, Va. 

John Davis is teaching science and mathe- 
matics at Bristol High School, Damariscotta. 

Ken DeGroot has been promoted by Mu- 
tual of New York to Assistant Director of 
Group Underwriting. 

Dwight Eaton has been elected Trust 
Officer of the Bar Harbor Banking and 
Trust Co. He joined the bank earlier this 
year after having been a securities analyst 
in the personal and corporate trust depart- 
ments of State Street Bank and Trust Co., 

Dr. Gene Helsel is now practicing in Ber- 
muda. His address is Box 451, 1604 USAF 
Hospital, APO New York 09856. 

Ed and Nancy Langbein have a new ad- 
dress: 1267A Elm Street, Fort Dix, N.J. 

Whit Lyon and Millicent Cambern Irmi- 
ger of Green Bay, Wise, married in August. 

John McGlennon was promoted from As- 
sistant Secretary to Appointment Secretary 
by Massachusetts Governor John A. Volpe 
in August. 

Ed Parsons reports the following address: 
Doctor's Residence, Philadelphia General 
Hospital, 34th and Curie Ave., Philadelphia. 

Del Potter has been transferred by Gen- 
eral Electric Co. from Daytona Beach, Fla., 
to New York City, where his address is 570 
Lexington Ave. 

The engagement of Bob Shepherd and 
Joan Chandler Ross of Boston was an- 
nounced in August. 

John Simonds has left Providence and 
has joined the Washington Evening Star as 
a reporter and assistant city editor. His 
address is 623 E Street, S.E., Washington. 

Jack Woodward and Shirley Elizabeth 
Fleming of Wellesley Hills, Mass., married 
at Wayland, Mass., in June. 


John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 

Dr. Alan Boone is now a resident in 
medicine at Royal Victoria Hospital, Mon- 
treal. His address is 19 Decary Place, Dorval, 
Quebec, Canada. 

Irwin Cohen and Janice Strasnick of 
Marblehead, Mass., married in July. 

Bill Daley has been promoted to Sales 
Manager in the Manchester, Conn., office 
of The Southern New England Telephone 
Co. Before his advancement, he served as 
Communications Manager in Hartford. 

Lee Huggard is currently a student at 
the University of Southern California and 
expects to receive a General Secondary 
School Teaching Certificate in January. 

Paul Leahy has been named Chief Ac- 
countant of the Abrasive Division of Norton 
Co., Worcester, Mass. 

Capt. Ronald McDonough wrote recently, 
"Beverly and I announce the arrival of our 
second son, Brian Alonzo, born May 19. We 
are enjoying our tour in Germany." 

Dave Manyan has a new address: 125 
Knollwood Ave., Cranston, R.I. 02910. 

Whitney Mitchell, a language teacher at 
Bedford Hills and Mt. Kisco, N.Y., ele- 
mentary schools was one of 65 teachers who 
studied methods of teaching French at a 
Foreign Language Institute at St. Anselm's 
College last summer. 

Al Payson is teaching mathematics and 
history at North Yarmouth Academy. 

Dick Stigbert and Diana Margaret Dent 
were married in August and are now living 
at 20 Maverick Terrace, West Hurley, N.Y. 
Dick is a mathematics teacher at J. Watson 
Bailey Junior High School in Kingston, N.Y. 


Dr. Brendan J. Teeling 
Beverly Hospital 
Beverly, Mass. 

Bruce Baldwin is now living on Franklin 
St., Duxbury, Mass. 

Rud Boucher received an M.D. from 
Wayne State University in June and is now 
an intern at the receiving branch of Detroit 
General Hospital. 

Mike and Sue Brown are pleased to an- 
nounce the arrival of their first child, Laura 
Amy, on May 19. They are presently living 
at 1400 South Barton St., Apt. 426, Arling- 
ton, Va. 

Paul Estes is an intern teacher of mathe- 

DAVIS '60 

LEAHY '58 

ma tics at North Attleboro (Mass.) High 
School. He is also studying for a master's 
degree at Brown University. 

Dr. Gerald Evans has been appointed a 
resident at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 

Charles Jackson and Mary Alice Humes 
of Topeka, Kansas, married last summer. 

William Lehmberg and Janice S. Glover 
of Phoenix were engaged in August. 

Dick and Eva Morgan spent the summer 
at South Harpswell, where he worked on 
preparing his Ph.D. manuscript for Colum- 
bia University. 

David Olsen has been named Manager of 
Great American Insurance Company's new 
Ocean Marine Department in Chicago. 

John Swierzynski, who teaches at Gorham 
High School, was a participant in a six- 
week National Science Foundation Mathe- 
matics Institute at the University of Maine 
last summer. 

Zeke Zucker is now operations officer 
aboard the USS Richard E. Byrd. 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Dr. Tony Belmont is now living at The 
Highlands, No. 10E, Flintlock Rd., Led- 
yard, Conn. 

Stanley Ber and Donna Lee Rosenweig 
married on Aug. 29 and are now living in 
Silver Spring, Md. 

Bruce Bockmann has won a National 
Area Fellowship for study at the Harvard 
University Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration. Bruce finished a tour of active 
duty with the Navy in September. 

Dan Calder has received a three-year Na- 
tional Defense Graduate Fellowship for 
study in English at Indiana Universitv. 

George Davis has been appointed an In- 
structor in American History at Lake Forest 

Glenn Frankenfield is an Instructor in 
English at Farmington State College. 

Michael Frieze and Linda Gail Maislen 
of Pittsfield, Mass., married in July. They 
are living in Mattapan, Mass. 

Frank Goodwin, President of Goodwin 
Chevrolet in Brunswick, spent four days in 
Hawaii during August. He won the trip 
during the May-June Chevrolet sales com- 

Phil Holt received his bachelor's degree 
from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 

2 Q 

Ben Kohl is now an Instructor in History 
at Johns Hopkins University and is living 
at 4609 Keswick Road, Baltimore, Md. 

Steve and Sue Loebs are now living at 
2815 Pittsfield Blvd., Ann Arbor, Mich., 
where Steve has just started as a research 
associate in the Bureau of Hospital Ad- 
ministration at the University of Michigan. 

Lt. (jg) John Luke is now living at 445 
East Main Rd., Portsmouth, R.I. 

Tom Marshall is now an Assistant Pro- 
duction Manager for the Meriden (Conn.) 
Gravure Co. He is living at 32 Cook Ave. 
in Meriden. 

Dale Matheson has been awarded a fel- 
lowship to conduct research in biology while 
working for a doctorate at the University of 

Capt. Fred Myer is now living at 335 
Hayes Circle, Fort Ord, Calif. He is a stu- 
dent in Russian at the Defense Language 
Institute there. 

Duncan Oliver is teaching history at 
Oliver Ames High School, Easton, Mass. 

Carl Olsson was one of the speakers at the 
Boston Globe Massachusetts State Science 
Fair in May. 

Nick Revelos has been appointed Assis- 
tant Professor of law at the Salmon P. 
Chase College of Law in Cincinnati. Nick 
received his law degree from Duke in June. 

John Vette has moved from Chicago to 
Puerto Rico, where his address is: c/o Mor- 
ton Salt Co., 206 Ballister Bldg., Paseo 
Covdonga, # 104, San Juan. He is in export 

Damaris and Bob Virtue announce the 
arrival of a daughter, Cynthia, last spring. 

Capt. Worthing West is in Vietnam. At 
the time he wrote, he was stationed at Bien 
Hoa. His address is 50 MI Detachment, APO 
San Francisco 96345. 


Lawrence A. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

Bob Barlow wrote in July, "Recently 
Pat and I moved our family out of N.Y.C. 
to Bergenfield, N.J., where our two girls 
(Kim, 2y 2 , and Jill, 3 months) can breathe 
some fresh air and play on green grass. I 
have completed my fourth year of study for 
a Ph.D. in biophysics at the Rockefeller 

Classmates and friends will regret to learn 
of the death of Bill Barr on Aug. 28 in a 
plane crash which took the lives of 14 ser- 
vicemen in the Panama Canal Zone. Bill's 
wife, Ann, and their young child survive 

David Boyd was named in July Assistant 
Prosecutor of the 11th Circuit Court in 

Dave Carlisle and his bride have a new 
address: 235 Park Dr., Boston. The account 
of his wedding in the July notes omitted 
the fact that Mac Brown was best man; Dave 
Evans '62, Dave Belka, and Larry Bickford 
were ushers. 

Brinley Carter and Joan Marie DuBois 
married at Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 22. They 
are living at 122 West Michigan Ave., De- 
Land, Fla. 

Dave Cole wrote in late August: "Have 

been transferred to the Los Angeles office. 
Am living at 225A 39th St., Manhattan 
Beach, Calif. Hope to be back to our home 
office in Hartford in time to make it back 
for Homecoming." 

Cary Cooper has received a Ph.D. in 
biology from Rice University and is now a 
post-graduate fellow in pharmacology at the 
Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 

Mickey Coughlin has been named Area 
Director for New England of Readack Inc. 
Reading Improvement Courses. He and 
Sally are living at 250 Commonwealth Ave., 

Charles Cross is a Teaching Assistant in 
the Forest Zoology Department of Syracuse 

Dick Cutter is now a registered repre- 
sentative with Kidder Peabody in Boston, 
having completed a six-month training 
period. He lives at 13 Pierce Rd., Water- 
town, Mass. 

George Del Prete was awarded an M.A. 
in education by U.C.L.A. in June and has 
accepted a teaching position at Berwick 

Norman Dionne and Rachel Anne Sykes 
of Ellicott City, Md., married on Aug. 28. 

Tom Erskine is now living at 27 Park 
Dr., Newark, Del. He is an Instructor in 
English at the University of Delaware. 

Bill Lenssen wrote in July, "After grad- 
uation last year, I went to Greece where I 
ran into Frank Wright and his bride. I 
have now moved to California and am work- 
ing for National Can Corp. as a purchasing 

Charles Prinn has moved from North 
Plainfield, N.J., to 8 Bonny Bank Terrace, 
South Portland. He is in the Investment 
Department of the Union Mutual Life In- 
surance Co. 

David Small and Jacqueline Berry of 
Bluffton, Ohio, married at Bluffton in July. 

Frank Thomas reported in late July: "I 
have been transferred to Brussels, Belgium, 
where I will be Facilities and Operations 
Analyst for all of Ford's European sales and 
assembly companies. My new position offers 
some very appealing business and cultural 
opportunities for myself and the family." 
Frank's address is 72 Bosveldweg, Brussels. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
517 East Algonquin Road 
Arlington Heights, 111. 

Thorsten Ackerson and Virginia Root of 
Haddonfield, N.J., married on Aug. 21. 

This report from Kendall Bacon: "On 
Aug. 21 I married Dorothy Ridley of Fair- 
field, Conn. She is a graduate of Wheaton 
College and is a teacher in the Avon, Mass., 
school system." The Bacons are living at 18 
Pond St., Jamaica Plain 30, Mass. 

Gene Boyington became the proud father 
of Matthew Scott Boyington on June 28. 

Dan and Ellen Cohen announced the ar- 
rival of Barbara Lynne on July 30. The 
Cohens have moved to Apartment 6-R, 
Scarsdale Manor South, Scarsdale, N.Y. 

William Cohen passed the Maine State 
Bar Examinations in August with second 
high honors. 

Frank DiGirolamo and Jane Mary Kelley 


of New York married on July 31 at Milton, 

Ron Famiglietti is now living at 517 East 
Algonquin Rd., Apt. 14, Arlington Heights, 
111. He is a pilot in the Army. 

Dick Galler and Sharon Judith Rosen of 
Waterbury, Conn., married on Aug. 29. 

Lt. James Garland is now stationed in 
Germany with the 3rd Support Brigade. 
His address is APO New York 09154. 

Jagdish Gundara was elected 1965 Class 
President by the 43 students from 23 na- 
tions who attended the Institute of World 
Affairs Summer Seminar. 

Peter Hope is now teaching social studies 
at Camden-Rockport High School. 

Fred Jordan is a fourth year student at 
Tufts University School of Medicine. 

Pete Karofsky wrote in August: "Judy and 
I are off in September seeking an internship. 
We are applying to several Mid-Western 
hospitals and a few in the East. We hope to 
climax our trip by spending a couple of 
days in Montreal before returning to Bos- 

Bryan McSweeny and Sarah Rogan 
Whetstone married on Aug. 7. 

Bob Millar is remaining in Tulare, S.D., 
for another year before returning to Yale 
Divinity School. His address is Box 997. 

Pete Mone received a law degree from the 
University of Chicago in June and has ac- 
cepted a position with the National Associa- 
tion of Tax Administrators in Chicago. He 
plans to enter the Army in January as a 
first lieutenant in intelligence. On June 11, 
he became engaged to Sharon Bright of 
Hinsdale, 111. She is a graduate of St. Xa- 
vier's College, Chicago. 

Norman Pierce and Patricia Marilyn Jobe 
of Old Greenwich, Conn., married in June. 

Harald Ponader is married to Hilde Gei- 
gerand, is working at the Secretariat of the 
Permanent Conference of Ministers of Edu- 
cation. His address is 5302 Beuel (Piitz- 
chen) , Am Knippchen 1, Germany. 

James Rice has a new address: HQ 37th 
Transportation Group, APO New York 

Princeton University has awarded a mas- 
ter of arts in chemistry to Denis Rousseau. 

Larry Schoenwald, who is Manager of 
the Licensing Dept. of the Koratron Co. 
Inc., reports a new address: 3490 Scott St., 
San Francisco, Calif. 94123. 

Albert Sibson is teaching Latin at Cape 


Elizabeth High School. Last year, he taught 
at Windham High School in Willimantic, 

Mike Sussman received an M.B.A. in Hos- 
pital Administration last June and left in 
September to serve in the Army as a first 
lieutenant in medical field service. 

John Tolan and Nancy Jane Mayer of 
Cape Elizabeth married in August. 


Charles J. Micoleau 
The School of Advanced 

International Studies 
1740 Massachusetts Ave.. N.W. 
Washington.. D. C. 20036 

Anthonv Antolini received a master's de- 
gree in June from Stanford and is now 
studying at the University of Warsaw under 
a program co-sponsored by Stanford and the 
State Department. His work in Slavic lin- 
guistics and literature there will count to- 
ward a Ph.D. at Stanford. 

Bruce Barnett reported in July: "I have 
successfully completed my second year of 
law school at the University of Arizona 
and am spending the summer clerking for 
a lawyer in Tempe. My biggest news is 
that I am now engaged to Miss Jayne Pier- 
son. Jayne lives in Phoenix and will be a 
senior at the University of Arizona, where 
she is majoring in elementary education." 

Peter Beaven and Valerie King married 
at Riverdale, N.Y., on June 12. 

Bill Bisset and Christine Marie Johnson 
of Hudson, Mass., married on Aug. 21. They 
are now residing at 1 Raymond Rd. in 

Bob Branson is now teaching at Suffield 
(Conn.) Academy. 

Lt. James Coots wrote in July, "Still 
here with the Army. Looks like I'll be in 
until January '67." 

This note from Jim Cunningham in Au- 
gust: "We started our Valhalla project in 
September of last year and we are in the 
process of seeing our building materialize 
each day. Our contract provides a com- 
pleted building by Dec. 1— in time for the 
Christmas holidays." Jim and his wife, Jan, 
are the hosts at Valhalla at Vail, Colo., a 
year-around family resort that offers a var- 
iety of activities from skiing to swimming. 

Leslie Demmet and Martha Rashleigh of 
Holbrook, Mass., married in August. 

Karl Galinsky taught classics and Latin 
again this past summer at Long Lake 
Lodge, North Bridgton. He has completed 
everything but his thesis for his doctorate 
in classics at Princeton. Beginning this fall 
he will be Instructor at Princeton. 

Lt. Dennis Halloran is attending AIS 
School at Presque Isle and expects to be 
in Vietnam by January. 

While touring Europe this summer, John 
Halperin met George Williams and Bob 
Jarratt '64 in Heidelberg, where the latter 
two are stationed. 

Sam Ladd was promoted in July to first 
lieutenant. He is now in the Army's Office 
of Public Information and Public Relations 
in Berlin. 

Marine Lt. Bruce Leonard is now sta- 
tioned at Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Joe McKane, whose mother died 
on Aug. 21. 

John Milo is a sixth grade social studies 
teacher in the Brunswick school system. 

Frank Nicolai is an Executive Trainee 
with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 
His address is Apt. 102, 5562 North Morgan 
St., Alexandria, Va. 22312. 

Ens. Bob Page is an anti-submarine war- 
fare officer aboard the USS Hissem, which 
is with the Seventh Fleet. 

Robert Plummer received a master's de- 
gree in mathematics from the University of 
Kansas in June. 

Allan Raymond is serving with the Peace 
Corps in Turkey. 

Dave Reed has been promoted to the 
rank of first lieutenant in the Army. He is 
stationed in Germany, where he is serving 
with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment. 

Bob Snyder and Myra L. Levine of Brook- 
line, Mass., married in July. 

Ed Spalding has left the Kathleen Lay- 
cock School in Greens Farms, Conn., and is 
teaching history at Brunswick High School. 

Dana Sweet wrote on Aug. 28: "I am 
busy doing graduate work at Syracuse Uni- 
versity with a concentration in Latin Ameri- 
can History . . . Eventually I hope to ob- 
tain a Ph.D. My best to the College for 
another successful year. I'm eager to see 
the new buildings and hope to do so during 
the Thanksgiving vacation." Dana is living 
at 723 University Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13210. 

Bob Workman and Gwendolyn Susan 
Hutchins of Hamden, Conn., married last 
summer. Bob is associated with Ziskind 
Laboratories, Boston. 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 

Charles Buckland was commissioned a 
second lieutenant in the Air Force in July 
and assigned to an Air Defense Command 
unit at Tyndall AFB, Fla., for training as 
a weapons controller. 

Bill Conklin has taken a two-year leave 
from his studies at the Columbia Graduate 
School of Business and is an Army lieuten- 
ant in the Armed Forces Courier Service. 
His address is USA Courier Infantry Sta- 
tion, Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. 

Bill Edwards and Nancy Anne Collins of 
East Meadow, N.Y., married on Aug. 21. 

William Farley is now living at the Hotel 
Clark, 426 South Hill St., Los Angeles, 
Calif. 90013. 

John Gibbons and Lila Rasmuson of 
New York married in Summit, N.J., on Aug. 
14. John is with the First National City 
Bank in New York. 

Lt. Phil Jones has a new address: 1st 
Bn., 4th Inf., 3rd Inf. Division, APO New 
York, N.Y. 09162. 

Army 2nd Lt. Eric Loth has completed an 
ordnance officer basic course at the Aber- 
deen Proving Ground, Md. 

Bruce Lutsk is teaching mathematics at 
Emerson Junior High School, Concord, 

Coast Guard Officer Candidate David 
Mechem graduated from Port Security and 
Law Enforcement School, Coast Guard Re- 
serve Training Center, Yorktown, Va., in 

John Reed wrote in August: "I entered 
the Army last summer and attended MSC 
basic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. I then 
went to the airborne jump school at Fort 
Benning, Ga„ and volunteered for the Third 
Special Forces Group Airborne at Fort 
Bragg, N.C. I am presently attending the 
Special Forces Officer's Course at the John 
F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare here 
at Fort Bragg." 

In August, Shepard Remis wrote: I am 
still at Columbia Law School (second year) 
and my wife, Judy, is teaching at Hillsdale. 
We are looking forward to seeing the Col- 
lege, especially the new gym and library, at 
Homecoming." His address is 2161B North 
Central Rd., Fort Lee, N.J. 07024. 

Edward Robinson and Marsha M-Geough 
married at Dedham, Mass., July 3. 

Doug Scott and Joanna Vecchiarelli of 
River Edge, N.J., married on Aug. 28. 

Jonathan Stock is working for his Ph.D. 
this year at Trinity College Graduate 
School in Dublin, Ireland. 


James C. Rosenfeld 
91 Nehoiden Street 
Needham 92, Mass. 

Mike Butler has completed a three-week 
course in service station management at 
American Oil Co.'s new dealer development 
center in Elmsford, N.Y., and is managing 
a service station in Sanford. 

George Hill is attending the Tuck School 
of Business Administration at Dartmouth. 

George Lewis has received a three-year 
National Defense Graduate Fellowship for 
study at the University of Oregon. 

Fred Pazzano is enrolled in the School 
of Hotel Administration at Cornell. 

The marriage of Jeffrey Prince and Ta- 
mara Goldstein of Brookline, Mass., was 
announced in July. 

Tom Reed and Judith Barbara Hanson 
were wed at Pembroke, N.H., in July. 

The Jim Rolfes have moved to Cincin- 
nati, where he is engaged in the General 
Electric Business Training Course. Jim's 
address is 6975 Glenmeadow Lane. 

Dick Sims is teaching Latin and history 
at Old Town High School. 

Tom Sinderson, who is a medical student 
at George Washington University, has a new 7 
address: 1420 N Street, N.W., Apt. 616, 
Washington, D.C. 20005. 

In July, the Board of Selectmen of Bruns- 
wick passed a resolution paying tribute to 
David Solmitz for his contributions to the 
town while a student. 

Walter Trzcienski and Anne Helen Kala- 
farski of Ware, Mass., married on Aug. 21. 
They are living at 12 Milford House, Colo- 
nial Village Apartments, Amherst, Mass. 

In February Michael Vester received a 
diploma from Frankfurt University. He is 
now teaching as a "scientific assistant" in 
the Political Science Dept. of Hannover 
Technological University, where he is also 
studying for a doctorate. 

Russell Weigel and Joan S. Rockwell of 
West Hartford, Conn., married in West 
Hartford on Aug. 21. 

Craig Whitman is teaching German at 
Brunswick High School this year. 



5/^ Q Leonard Nelson is a candidate for 
OO a doctorate at the University of 

5/^ £T Mrs. Virginia Merrill's appointment 
OO to the faculty of Madison Memorial 
High School as a teacher of algebra and 
trigonometry was announced in August. 


5 P* ^1 Sen. Edmund Muskie spoke at the 
O L commencement exercises of Wash- 
ington State Teachers College, Machias, 
this summer. In August he was honored at 
a dinner at Brunswick High School. 

5rOThe Harlow Gallery in Hallowell 
OO displayed paintings and sculpture 
by William Zorach, his wife, Marguerite, 
their daughter and nephew last summer. 

5 H" C\ Ellis Briggs has been elected a Di- 
O y rector of the New Hampshire Coun- 
cil on World Affairs. 

5/' "1 Maine Supreme Court Justice Rob- 
OJL ert B. Williamson spoke at an as- 
sembly of the Boston University School of 
Law this summer. In August, he was hon- 
ored by the Maine Bar Association on the 
occasion of the 20th anniversary of his 
appointment to the bench. 


The Hon. Edward T. Gignoux has 
been elected to a four-year term on 

the Council of the Harvard Law School 



Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Professor of 
English and Edward Little Professor of 
Rhetoric and Oratory, delivered the sum- 
mer commencement address at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in August. 

Prof. Richard L. Chittim '41 directed 
Bowdoin's 7th National Science Foundation 
Institute for Secondary School Teachers of 
Mathematics this summer. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Wing Professor of 
Mathematics, gave an invited talk before the 
Northeastern Section of the Mathematical 
Association of America at Middlebury on 
June 19. Last summer, he directed Bow- 
doin's Seminar on Homological Algebra. 

President James S. Coles spent eight days 
in August visiting American and Canadian 
military installations in the arctic. He was 
one of 15 military and civilian leaders who 
went on the tour, which was sponsored by 
the Dept. of Defense and conducted by the 
Air Defense Command. 

Myron W. Curtis '58, Director of the Com- 
puting Center and Lecturer in Mathematics, 
assisted with the numerical analysis course 
offered by the Institute for Secondary 
School Teachers of Mathematics. 

John C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood Alex- 
ander Professor of Government, taught dur- 
ing the Alumni College in August. 

Prof. Albert G. Gilman III was Associate 
Director of the Institute for Secondary 
School Teachers of Mathematics at the Col- 
lege last summer. 

Prof. Charles A. Grobe Jr. represented 
the Dept. of Mathematics at a meeting 
devoted to the Advanced Placement Pro- 
gram at Ann Arbor in June. 

Paul V. Hazelton '42, Associate Professor 
of Education, spoke at the annual summer 
conference of the Maine Teachers Associa- 
tion in August. He is a member of the As- 
sociation's Committee on Teacher Educa- 
tion and Professional Standards. 

Prof. Robert W. Johnson participated in 
a seminar on dimension theory, a part of 
the Seminar on Homological Algebra at the 
College last summer. 

Nathaniel C. Kendrick, Dean Of the Col- 
lege and Frank Munsey Professor of History, 
represented the College at the inauguration 
of Harold C. Martin as President of Union 
College, Schenectady, N.Y., and Chancellor 
of Union University on Oct. 2. 

Friends extend their sympathy to Derril 
O. Lamb Jr. of the Grounds and Buildings 
Dept., whose father died on Sept. 9. 

Prof. Jonathan D. Lubin of the Mathe- 

matics Dept. was the co-author of a paper 
entitled "Formal Complex Multiplication 
in Local Fields," which appeared in the 
March issue of Annals of Mathematics. 

Associate Director of Admissions Robert 
C. Mellow will serve as an Instructor in 
English during the second semester. 

Prof. Daniel J. Sterling of the Mathema- 
tics Dept. participated in a seminar on the 
cohomology of groups, a part of the Semi- 
nar in Homological Algebra at the College 
last summer. 

The engagement of Micheline Talbot, a 
secretary in the College's News Services 
Office, and John Lavigne was announced in 


David H. Leake, formerly Staff Writer 
for the News Services and Associate Editor 
of the Alumnus, was appointed Editor of 
Stone Magazine, a magazine for architects 
and the building trades, in August. 

Mrs. Walter Solmitz wrote in September: 
"I am settled here now— working in the 
History Department at Harvard— and can 
look back upon the happy years we had 
together in Brunswick." Her address is 99 
Lexington Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 02138. 

Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Zoller announce 
the birth of their first child, Dietrich Jo- 
hannes, on Feb. 23. 


Edwin M. Nelson '99 

Edwin Marrett Nelson, a retired banker, 
died in Cushing Hospital, Framingham, 
Mass., on Aug. 12, 1965. Born on Dec. 12, 
1876, in Calais, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin cum laude in 
1899 was until 1917 associated with the Ca- 
lais National Bank, as Assistant Cashier and 
then Cashier. After a year in Boston as an 
examiner with the National Bank Examin- 
er's Office and several years as Cashier of 
the Haymarket National Bank in Boston, 
he was from 1922 until 1931 Cashier of the 
Winchester (Mass.) National Bank. 

In the period from 1931 to 1935 Mr. Nel- 
son was receiver of three national banks in 
the state of New York. He was Vice Presi- 
dent of the National City Bank in Lynn, 
Mass., until 1939, served as a custodian with 
the Foreign Funds Control Section of the 
Office of the United States Alien Property 
Custodian from 1941 to 1943, and was en- 
gaged in production and accounting work 
at the Bath Iron Works in Maine until 1945. 
He was associated in business in Calais with 
his son, Frank, until 1948. Surviving, in ad- 
dition to his son, who now lives in Wash- 

ington, D.C., are a daughter, Miss Kate W. 
Nelson of Essex, Mass.; four grandchildren; 
and one great-grandchild. He was a mem- 
ber of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 

Chester G. Clark '07 

Chester Gordon Clark, a retired lawyer, 
died on July 30, 1965, in Wellesley Hills, 
Mass. Born on Nov. 24, 1884, in Portland, 
he prepared for college at Portland High 
School and New York Military Academy 
and attended Bowdoin from 1903 to 1906. 
He received his bachelor of laws degree 
from Boston University in 1911 and prac- 
ticed law in Boston for more than 50 years. 

Mr. Clark served as a selectman in Wel- 
lesley, Mass., where he was also Chairman 
of the Advisory Committee. He had been 
Treasurer and a Director of the Boston 
Insurance Exchange Building Inc., a Direc- 
tor of the State Street Exchange, and As- 
sistant Treasurer and a Director of the 
Shawmut Engineering Co. He is survived 
by two sons, John H. Clark of Memphis, 
Tenn., and Richard Clark of Louisville, Ky.; 
and five grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 


Wallace E. Mason '14 

Wallace Edward Mason, who retired from 
the real estate business several years ago, 
died on July 17, 1965, in Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla. Born on Feb. 9, 1894, in Orange, Mass., 
he prepared for college at Johnson High 
School in North Andover, Mass., and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin attended 
Harvard Law School, Tufts Medical School, 
and Harvard Medical School. He owned and 
operated a large farm in Middletown, Conn., 
from 1916 until 1919, when he entered the 
real estate business in Greenfield, Mass. He 
remained there for nearly 25 years, before 
moviner in 1943 to Fort Lauderdale, where 
he continued to be active in real estate 
until his retirement in 1960. 

Mr. Mason is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mema Mosher Mason, whom he married in 
Hinsdale, N. H., on Sept. 1, 1923. He was a 
member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. 

Grant B. Cole '19 

Grant Butler Cole, owner of Grant B. 
Cole, Realtors, in Lexington, Mass., died in 
Cambridge, Mass., on July 12, 1965. Born 
on April 26, 1897, in Jersey City, N. J., he 
prepared for college at Springfield (Mass.) 
Central High School and during World War 
I served as a second lieutenant in the Army. 
Following his graduation from Bowdoin he 
was from 1919 until 1941 a heating engineer 
in Boston, Springfield, and Pittsfield, Mass. 
After two years as Assistant to the President 
of the Clarke-Aiken Co. in Lee, Mass., he 
became Manager of the Cambosco Scientific 
Co. in Boston and was named its President 
in 1945. Three years later, in 1948, he en- 
tered the real estate field. He was Past 
President and a Director of the Central 
Middlesex Multiple Listing Service and a 
member of the Greater Boston Real Estate 
Board, which he served as a member of the 
Professional Standards Committee, the Com- 
mittee on Rules and Regulations, and the 
Board of Ethics. 

Mr. Cole was for many years a Lexington 
Town Meeting Member and was also a 
member of the Lexington Lions Club, the 
Masons, and the Board of Deacons of the 
Pilgrim Congregational Church. In addition, 
he was President of the Common Council 
in Springfield in 1936, Chairman of the 
Pittsfield Republican City Committee in 
1942, and Controller for the Western Mas- 
sachusetts Civilian Defense organization in 
1941-42. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucella 
Davis Cole, whom he married in Manches- 
ter, N. H., on Sept. 7, 1929; a son, Grant B. 
Cole Jr. of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. 
Barclay E. Hayes of Concord, Mass.; his 
mother, Mrs. Carrie B. Cole of Lexington; 
and three grandchildren. He was a member 
of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

Thomas W. Leydon '21 

Thomas William Leydon, prominent for 
many years in day camping activities and 
education, died on July 25, 1965, at his 
winter home in Orlando, Fla. Born on Nov. 
9, M>7, in Bath, he prepared for college at 
the North High School in Worcester, Mass., 

and attended Bowdoin from 1917 until 1919. 
He was for several years head of the Inter- 
mediate Department at the Friends School 
in Baltimore, Md., where he taught English 
and history and was also Assistant Athletic 
Director of the high school. Beginning in 
1925, he was for some 30 years a member of 
the faculty at the Rivers Country Day 
School in Brookline, Mass., serving as Direc- 
tor of Athletics and Activities and teaching 
English. He was also Director of the Brook- 
line Day Camps from 1936 to 1946. In 1929 
he received a bachelor of science degree 
from Boston University, and in 1937 he 
earned a master of education degree there. 
In 1946 Mr. Leydon became President and 
Treasurer of Leydon Camps Inc. He was 
Director of Camp Patoma in Holliston, 
Mass., for many years and was also Director 
for some time of Beaver Day Camp. A 
Past President of the New England Day 
Camps Association and the Newton (Mass.) 
Lions Club, he was a former Chairman of 
the Newton (Mass.) March of Dimes. He 
was a member of the University Club in 
Winter Park, Fla., and of St. Margaret Mary 
Church, also in Winter Park. During World 
War I he was a candidate for Officers' 
Training School at Camp Lee, Va., and 
during World War II he was a seaman 
first class in the Coast Guard's temporary 
reserve and was night supervisor of a blood 
bank in Boston. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Marian Haraden Leydon, whom he 
married in Bath on March 23, 1919; two 
sons, J. Marshall Leydon '41 of Newton- 
ville, Mass., and Thomas W. Leydon Jr. of 
Orlando; a daughter, Miss Patricia Leydon 
of Orlando; a brother, John W. Leydon '07 
of Philadelphia; three sisters, Mrs. Samuel 
H. Mildram, Mrs. James F. Mclnerney, and 
Miss Margaret A. Leydon, all of Newton, 
Mass.; and three grandchildren. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Richard C. Mandeville '34 

Richard Canterbury Mandeville died on 
June 9, 1965. Born on March 23, 1912, in 
Lake Forest, 111., he prepared for college 
at the North Shore Country Day School in 
Winnetka, 111., and the Ecole Nouvelle La 
Chataigneraie in Switzerland, After attend- 
ing Bowdoin for a year and a half, he was 
for a year Circulation Manager and Collec- 
tor of Advertising with The Daily Palma 
Post in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He was 
for eight years Administrative Assistant with 
the Stewart-Warner Corp. in Chicago, 111., 
served for a year in World War II as a 
warrant officer junior grade in the Army, 
and in 1943 joined the Sterling Packing and 
Gasket Co. in Houston, Texas. In recent 
years he had engaged in ranching in Moun- 
tainburg, Ark., and had been co-owner and 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Fort Smith (Ark.) 
Restaurant Supply Co. 

A member of the Arkansas Restaurant 
Association, the National Restaurant As- 
sociation, and the Kiwanis Club, Mr. Man- 
deville is survived by his wife, Mrs. Euleeda 
Mandeville, whom he married on Nov. 28, 
1961, in Poteau, Okla.; a step-son, Roy T. 
Riddle of Fort Smith; two step-daughters, 
Mrs. D. B. Waters of Columbus, Ga., and 
Mrs. C. W. Bernatovitz of Fort Bcnning, 

Ga.; and eight grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Delta Upsilon. 

Edward A. Richards Jr. '44 

Edward Arthur Richards Jr., a partner 
in the Woodward Insurance Agency in Hat- 
field, Mass., died on Sept. 3, 1965, at the 
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, 
Mass., where he had been a patient since 
March 11. Born on Jan. 16, 1922, in Boston, 
he prepared for college at Arlington 
(Mass.) High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin served in the 
Navy for nearly three years during World 
War II. He saw action in the Pacific with 
a beach jumper unit and attained the rank 
of lieutenant junior grade. After the war 
he entered the insurance business and was 
in Boston and Philadelphia briefly before 
moving to Augusta in 1947 as a special agent 
with the Insurance Company of North 
America. In 1954 he was transferred to 
Springfield, Mass., where he remained until 
1958, when he left the North America Com- 
panies to join the Woodward Agency. 

Mr. Richards was a member and Junior 
Warden of St. John's Episcopal Church in 
Northampton and a member of the North- 
ampton Kiwanis Club, the Hampshire In- 
surance Association, and the Northampton 
Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Charlotte Root Richards, whom he 
married on Dec. 30, 1944, in Newton Cen- 
ter, Mass.; three daughters, Linda, a fresh- 
man at the University of Massachusetts, and 
twins, Carol and Holly; a son, David; his 
father, Edward A. Richards of Arlington, 
Mass.; a brother, C. Bradford Richards of 
Bridgewater, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Thom- 
as Boufford of Marlboro, Mass. His frater- 
nity was Delta Upsilon. 

Roger D. Gerritson '45 

Roger David Gerritson, Eastern Regional 
Manager for Emery Industries of Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, died suddenly on July 3. 1965. 
in Dedham, Mass. Born on Feb. 8, 1922, in 
Cambridge, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Melrose (Mass.) High School and the 
Kents Hill School and attended Bowdoin for 
two years. 

A member of the Allied Trades Associa- 
tion, the Knights of Columbus, and the 
Holy Name Society, Mr. Gerritson is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Makin Gerrit- 
son, whom he married on March 23, 1944, 
in Brunswick; two sons, Stephen and Peter; 
two daughters, Judith and Amy; his parents, 
Mrs. Marion C. Murray of Kennebunk and 
Mr. Lawrence Gerritson of Sarasota, Fla.; 
and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Keene of Hamil- 
ton, Mass. He was a member of Sigma Nu 

Word has been received of the deaths of 
Richard F. Chase '89, Daniel C. Munro 
'03, Frank P. Babbitt '18, George S. Nevens 
'18, Percy S. Ridlon '18, Horace F. Staples 
'23, Gordon E. Armstrong '26, Arthur N. 
Lieberman '35, Paul S. Ivory '37, and Wil- 
liam S. Barr '61. Appropriate notices will 
appear in the January issue. 

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Yankee Stay Home 


The views of Mr. Weil ["Toward a New 
Awareness of National Security," Novem- 
ber] require some sort of rebuttal. 

Doesn't he know that what has been 
called "the revolution of rising expecta- 
tions"— the revolution in the underdevel- 
oped areas of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, 
and South America that has resulted in the 
creation of some 50 independent nations- 
has had a more profound influence upon 
our times than communism has had? 

This revolution offers a far more con- 
vincing explanation for the aims and ac- 
tions of the Chinese Communists, as well 
as those of the Viet Cong, than does the 
theory that Communist China is an im- 
perialistic power bent on the subjugation 
of Asia and the world in pursuit of its aim 
to establish a world communist empire. 

The overthrowing of the Kuomintang 
government followed a pattern similar to 
the revolutions in many non-communist 
countries in that it was an independent 
action relying neither on foreign aid nor 
intervention. Mao Tse-tung's movement was 
based on the demands of the peasant, not 
of the proletariat as the tenets of commu- 
nism demanded. The West's hostility drove 
the Chinese into an alliance with the Soviet 
Union. Or perhaps— in light of the steady 
reduction of Soviet influence in China since 
the early 1950's— it would be more accurate 
to say that this hostility drove China away 
from the West more than it drove the 
Chinese into the Soviet orbit. 

The overtaking of Tibet, and the resort- 
ing to open hostilities in the Taiwan Strait 
and Korea can be more profitably viewed 
as an attempt to regain what were histori- 
cally parts of China (as much as the Suez 
Canal territory has been a part of Egypt) 
than as part of an international communist 
conspiracy. Consider Korea: the Chinese 
Communists crossed the Yalu not in the 
summer of 1950, when their presence might 
have brought a North Korean victory, but 
only after General MacArthur crossed the 
38th Parallel and had, despite repeated 
warnings from the Chinese Communist Gov- 
ernment, lunged to the Chinese border. 

Citing these facts and noting Korea's 
historic use as an invasion route to China, 
Walter Lippmann has commented on "the 
critical importance of Korea in the foreign 
policy of any Chinese government, no mat- 
ter what its ideology." 

It is disturbing that men like Mr. Weil 
can so distort what I view as the correct 
interpretation of the aims and actions of 
Communist China, as it is disturbing that 
we are today misinterpreting the situation 
in Vietnam. But more disturbing that these 
errors, however dangerous, is our apparent 
failure to comprehend the depth and scope 
of the revolution that is sweeping not only 
Asia but Africa and Latin America as well. 
That revolution has many faces. It is seen 

in the demand for political independence, 
in the demand for bread and shelter and 
in the rising and insistent cry for dignity, 
self-respect, equality. It is a revolution that 
will inevitably disturb the status quo, 
throwing country after country into fer- 
ment and disarray. It will present problems 
and predicaments, perils and pitfalls for 
this country. If we fail to grasp its meaning 
or provide the leadership and vision equal 
to the challenge it presents, it may also 
present us with grave dangers or disaster. 

Richard N. Livingstone '51 

Need ham, Mass. 


In the concluding paragraph of Mr. 
Weil's article he comments, "abandonment 
of our mission in Vietnam . . . would shake 
the confidence of all other nations which 
look to us for protection." Having lived for 
the past seven years in various NATO 
countries, I feel qualified to seriously chal- 
lenge this assertion. 

Frankly, it is impossible for any American 
who has not lived outside his own country 
for any length of time to imagine the 
growing repugnance of most Europeans for 
our foreign policy in Southeast Asia. Recent 
events in the United States have tended to 
confirm the European suspicion that Ameri- 
cans are basically violent people. Political 
assassination, racial violence, gangland kill- 
ings, and mass juvenile delinquency pro- 
vide ample sustenance for this equation, 
unfair though it may be. Thus the Euro- 
pean sees in our militaristic foreign policy 
a mere extension of the violence seemingly 
inherent in the American domestic scene. 
What difference is there, he asks, in the 
thinking of Sheriff James Clark of Selma 
and of Secretary of Defense Robert McNa- 
mara? Both have the same pernicious phi- 
losophy: Might Makes Right. Therefore, 
when challenged by the political aspirations 
of the impoverished masses— whether in 
Alabama or Asia— crush them with the 
maximum brute force available. And the 
European has our documentation to make 
his point: Associated Press reports and 
photographs of incinerated Vietnamese 
children, victims of bombing attacks of 
American planes, alongside similar pictures 
of corpses of Alabama Negro children, vic- 
tims of bombing attacks of the American 
Ku Kluxers. Thus we provide our enemies 
with a graphic propaganda which requires 
no elaboration or invention by them. 

S. Prescott Fay Jr. '51 
Thessaloniki, Greece 



I read with great interest your article 
on fraternities in the September issue. 

This is a thorny problem, and I regret 
the President and faculty have not earlier 
spoken on the pros and cons of fraternities 
at Bowdoin. I am sure that a poll of alumni 
would show a large majority in favor of 
fraternities, but I hope this will not deter 
the academic officers from recommending 
changes that are in the best interests of 
the undergraduates today. 

To my mind the chief concern at Bow- 
doin is not the Negro or the Jew. Since I 
was accredited by the State Department to 
both Israel and Jamaica, I do not think I 
have racial prejudices. I am more concerned 
with what it does to the average WASP or 
Catholic student. 

The rushing season in my day was so 
hectic that in a week or ten days after 
enrollment a decision had to be made. Boys 
were forced to make choices many later 
regretted. There was a waste of time in 
hazing activities, and there was an oppressive 
attitude among some upperclassmen. I have 
been curious to see how members of the 
more exclusive social fraternities have made 
out in later life. While I agree the system 
at Bowdoin worked reasonably well in the 
1920's, the specious pro-fraternity arguments 
did not materialize. 

Coming from a small Maine town, I was 
unusually fortunate in getting a Bowdoin 
education, and the College trained me for 
the good things of life socially, intellec- 
tually, and professionally. Though con- 
cerned many times about Bowdoin's fu- 
ture, considered against its rather remark- 
able past, I continue to support and en- 
courage the College as best I can. It is 
impossible for any alumnus to understand 
the problems encountered in running the 
College .... 

Thanks for your good article and con- 
gratulations for examining the fraternity 
problem in a fresh and unbiased manner. 

Earl F. Cook '26 
Marblehead, Mass. 


[Your interview with Dean of Students] 
A. LeRoy Greason Jr. [September] has 
made clear to me many of the problems 
which are now facing college fraternities 
and which were totally unknown to those 
of us who were fraternity men of former 
years .... 

Lewis T. Brown '14 


Soaring Praise 


I read "Bowdoin's 'Soaring Tree' " [Sep- 
tember] in the alumni magazine with ab- 
sorbing interest. He [author Thomas P. 
Coffey '65] had to struggle to find things 
to criticize. It was a good article about an 
exciting building and the start of an ex- 
citing program. 

Henry M. Wriston H'62 

Neiu York 

As a Cigarette Should 


"At Colleges, like at all human institu- 
tions . . ." Why in the world did you print 
that in the September Alumnus? Has the 
new Webster's pervaded the Bowdoin cam- 
pus already? I do not expect the College 
to collapse tomorrow because of your use 
of this expression, but it makes one wince. 
Donald F. Mortland '50 
New Hampton, N.H. 



Deeds and Challenges 

Volume 40 January 1966 Number 2 


Edward Born 


Associate Editors: 
Peter C. Barnard '50 
Robert M. Cross '45 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken, Lucille Hensley. 

The Alumni Council 

President, George T. Davidson Jr. '38; Vice 
President, John F. Reed '37; Secretary, Peter 
C. Barnard '50; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mcln- 
tire '25. Members-at-Large: 1966: George F. 
Cary II '35, George T. Davidson Jr. '38, 
Lendall B. Knight '41, Richard A. Wiley 
'49; 1967: William H. Thalheimer '27, Rob- 
ert C. Porter '34, John F. Reed '37, W. Brad- 
ford Briggs '43; 1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, 
Richard C. Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969': Stephen F. 
Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III 
'51. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council Members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local Alumni Clubs and 
the Editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Morris A. Densmore '46; Vice 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. 1966: Morris A. Dens- 
more '46; 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 1968: 
Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. 
Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46. 

FROM Brunswick to the Moroccan Desert to the mountains 
of Nepal to the jungles of Vietnam and South America there 
are Bowdoin men helping culturally, economically, and in 
some cases emotionally deprived persons. Even that happy hunting 
ground for civil rights workers, Mississippi, has felt their influence. 
Two of the articles in this issue discuss manifestations of this social 
concern, as does a news story. The third article contains a challenge 
to any alumnus who sees the great disparities in this nation's social 
and economic systems as threats to its continued existence. 

Fraternities are in the news again. The reaction of Kappa 
Sigma's alumni to the news that the chapter had gone local has 
been gratifying. It shows that alumni are more concerned with the 
futures of the houses on the campus than of the nationals with 
which some are or have been affiliated. The Sigma Nu affair indi- 
cates that the discussion of the presence of nationals here may be 
turning from exclusion clauses to the equally important questions 
of what can a national offer a Bowdoin chapter and vice versa. If 
this be so, every nationally affiliated chapter eventually will be 
affected. — E.B. 

In This Issue 






The College 

The War on Poverty J onn C. Donovan 

A former Manpower Administrator outlines some of the recent 
anti-poverty legislation. 

Student Involvement in Community Service 

Steven A. Kay 
A Boivdoin senior examines four projects intended to make 
Brunswick a better community. 

VITA: a New Way to World Development 

Benjamin P. Coe 
Scientists, engineers, and others throughout the nation are 
aiding underdeveloped nations. An alumnus tells how. 

Talk of the Alumni 

Alumni Clubs 23 Class News 

34 In Memory 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

Membef <A the American Alumni Council 
The ftOWVOm Alumnus: published bi-monthly by 
'loin College, Krunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover: David Wilkinson '67 


Maine to Mississippi 

DURING the Thanksgiving re- 
cess four Bowdoin students 
drove 3,900 miles to deliver 
clothing and books to two Negro com- 
munities in Mississippi. 

The project, dubbed "Maine to 
Mississippi" shortly after its concep- 
tion in October, was not all that 
much to hear Carl D. Hopkins '66, 
one of the organizers, tell it. "We just 
delivered some clothes and books— 
everybody's doing it." Such under- 
statement, which has characterized 
much of the social action of Bowdoin 
students in recent years, belies the 
hard work that Hopkins, Andrew J. 
Seager '66,* and Ellis B. (Ted) Boal 
'66 put into the project. 

Hopkins and Seager got the idea 
after listening to a talk at the College 
by Thomas Allen, Field Director of 
the NAACP in New England. With 
the help of Brunswick High School 
students and the First Parish Church, 
which provided a storage place, they 
collected some 1,500 books and several 
hundred pounds of clothes. The 
Brunswick NAACP Branch contri- 
buted money, as did the Bowdoin 
Undergraduate Civil Rights Organiza- 
tion, First Parish Church and several 
individuals— including Hopkins's girl 
friend, who led off with $15. 

Their biggest problem was trans- 
portation. Who would lend them a 
car— or truck— to transport the much- 
needed goods? After repeated pleas 
in The Brunswick Record, an auto 
dealer, Frank H. Ozzella in Bath, 
offered the use of a new Rambler. 

*"One of the finest young men whom 
I have come to know in all my work in 
higher education," said President Coles 
when Seager, of Maun, Bechuanaland, was 
given an award by an African student 
organization in November for his many 
contributions to Bowdoin. Seager's activities 
include track, music, dramatics, student 
government, religious and civil rights work. 

Cutting only one day of classes 
Hopkins and Boal, along with Marc 
B. Freedman '66 and John D. Keat- 
ing '68, left on Nov. 23 and arrived 
in Clarksdale, Miss., their first stop, 
36 1/ 2 hours later, at 2 a.m. Thanks- 
giving morning. "We didn't immedi- 
ately enter Clarksdale," says Hopkins. 
"We had been warned that the town 
had a midnight curfew. Instead we 
parked just outside of the town 
limits and slept until 7. We drove in 
under cover of a beautiful fog— it was 
thick as anything. We found Freedom 
House, where we unloaded half of 
the clothing, and then went over to 
Rev. Cooper's house— I can't remem- 
ber his first name— for breakfast. His 
church was burned recently. John 
[Keating], who lives in Greenville, 
then went home. Having him along 
was valuable. He told us how to keep 
out of trouble. 'Keep shaved/ he said. 
'Hide your guitar (Ted brought his 
along), and don't sing any songs. That 
way the police won't know you're 
civil rights workers.' 

"After breakfast we drove to Green- 

wood, about 75 miles away, where we 
were to deliver the rest of the clothes 
and all of the books. Our contact 
there, an NAACP branch officer, 
couldn't be found, so we left our 
things at a Catholic mission. We had 
Thanksgiving dinner there, and sang 
about 2,000 songs— or at least it seem- 
ed that many. 

"On Friday we drove to Greenville 
to see Hodding Carter ['27]. When 
we met him, he said, 'What, civil 
rights workers without beards and 
sandals!' He thought we were doing 

"I stayed in Greenville with the 
Keatings. Ted and Marc went to 
Meridian, where Ted's sister works 
for the Mississippi Freedom Demo- 
crats. They attended the trial of an 
alleged Klansman who was accused of 
beating a civil rights worker. 

"We all met in Memphis on Sat- 
urday to begin the trip home. I 
slept most of Monday." 

Two Eminent Men 

"In their retirement Bowdoin Col- 
lege is losing two able and faithful 
officers who have made friends of all 
who have come to know them. Each 
has made significant contributions to 
Bowdoin's development; each has left 
his mark on the College." 

—James S. Coles 

BETWEEN them Dean of the Col- 
lege Nathaniel C. Kendrick and 
Assistant Treasurer Glenn R. Mcln- 

Seager, Hopkins & Boal 

Shave daily, and hide your guitar 

tire '25 will have served the College 
for 74 years when they retire in June. 
'When they leave their offices for the 
last time, they will leave an institu- 
tion that has grown stronger and has 
more closely approached that elusive 
goal of excellence as a result of their 
years on the campus. 

Xo better tribute has been paid 
Nat than the Alumni Council's Award 
to Faculty and Staff, given Oct. 23. 
The citation read: "You are now serv- 
ing in your 40 th year as a member of 
the Bowdoin Faculty. First as a 
Teacher, then as Adviser and Coun- 
selor, and finally as Dean, you have 
with honesty, integrity, perception, 
and good humor performed countless 
devoted acts in the best interests of 
the College and its Students, Faculty, 
and Alumni. Your warm concern with 
the problems of deanship for almost 
20 years is known to all of us who 
have sought your counsel, recommen- 
dation, or intercession. You have even 
done the near-impossible by trans- 
forming the front steps of Massachu- 
setts Hall into a second office." 

Glenn has served the College since 
1932 and has been the Assistant Trea- 
surer since 1956. A native of Water- 
ford, he brought to these positions 
not only great technical knowledge 
but also a mixture of honesty, dignity 
and humility that is found in the best 
New Englanders. 

Nothing better sums up the phi- 
losophy he has lived than a chapel 
talk he gives from time to time on 
the anniversary of Robert E. Peary's 
discovery of the North Pole. In it 
he tells of A. Melanson Dunham, who 
farmed near Norway, Maine, and 
made snowshoes during the long 
winter nights. 

"By some chance Admiral Peary 
saw a pair of Dunham snowshoes," 
says Glenn. "He liked them, learned 
where they were made, and arranged 
to get a pair. The sample pair proved 
satisfactory. The price was $5. Being 
among other things a capable busi- 
nessman, he then asked for a quota- 
tion on 60 pairs. Dunham replied: 'If 
I make 60 pairs it will take 60 times 
as much labor and 60 times as much 
material. The price will be 60 times 
as much.' 

"Like many others, Dunham played 
the fiddle, country style. He won a 
small contest in Lewiston, but who- 
ever promoted it did a good job with 
the publicity, for it came to the at- 

McIntire & Kendrick 
They've left their mark at Bowdoin 

tention of Henry Ford, and suddenly 
Mellie went to Michigan to fiddle . . . 
Overnight Mellie was on the major 
vaudeville circuits. 

"An exuberant reporter once re- 
ferred to Mellie as an 'eminent vio- 
linist.' The old man replied rather 
shortly that he was not a violinist at 
all— he was only a country fiddler. 
Then he added, 'But I have made 
snowshoes good enough to carry Mr. 
Peary to the North Pole and to go 
with Mr. Byrd to the South Pole. I 
think he might have said that I am 
an eminent snowshoemaker.' " 

Gone & Forgotten 

IN the minds of most students and 
alumni, the late chapter of Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity is both gone and 

Now known as Alpha Kappa Sigma, 
the chapter has received a "quite 
favorable" response from the alumni, 
according to President Thomas H. 
Allen '67. "We've received more than 
50 letters, and only one or two were 
from alumni who objected," he said. 

Of the chapter's 70-odd under- 
graduate members, only two seniors 
declined to be initiated into Alpha 
Kappa Sigma. "They didn't oppose 
our going local," says Allen. "They 
just didn't think they would be 

Going local had its advantages, in- 
sofar as the 17 freshmen initiates 
were concerned. It meant pledge and 
initiation fees of $60 rather than 
$75, as the national had charged. The 
fees may be even lower next year, for 
$15 of the amount charged last fall 

had to go to the national because the 
chapter was still a member at the end 
of the rushing period. 

A Question of Values 

DOWN the street from Alpha Kap- 
pa Sigma and under the shadow 
of the Senior Center is the Delta Psi 
Chapter of Sigma Nu. 

Delta Psi has been without a charter 
for nearly a year. It was withdrawn 
by Sigma Nu's High Council, which 
stipulated six conditions for getting it 
back: (1) All members and pledges 
had to take a written examination on 
the principles and policies of the 
national; those who failed would have 
to attend one-hour, once-a-week "re- 
education sessions" for six weeks. 
They would be conducted by a Sigma 
Nu who happens to be the Director of 
Student Affairs at Gorham State Col- 
lege. (2) Freshmen were to be formal- 
ly pledged a second time. (3) All 
members were to attend the formal 
initiatory service. (4) The formal 
opening and closing of a chapter 
meeting were to be memorized by all 
members. (5) The chapter had to 
assure that it would be represented 
as the 1966 Sigma Nu New England 
Association meeting and the 1966 
Grand Chapter in Kansas City. 
(6) The chapter had to promise to 
use the ritual as prescribed and to 
purchase the necessary robes and 
other equipment. 

Clearly the conditions laid down 
indicated how far the chapter had, 
in the High Council's estimation, 
drifted from the goals and ideals of 
Sigma Nu. 

James Bowdoin Day Procession 
For 52, distinction in the most important area 

To make sure its conditions were 
met, the High Council directed 
Executive Secretary Richard R. 
Fletcher to attend to them personally. 
He flew up from the national's head- 
quarters in Lexington, Va., in Octo- 
ber, spent three days discussing the 
chapter's deficiencies, administering 
examinations, and observing the 
rituals of pledging and initiation. He 
brought in officers of the M.I.T. 
chapter to show the Bowdoin boys 
how things were done and to initiate 
Delta Psi's pledges (without the 
charter local officers were powerless 
to carry out initiation). 

When Fletcher left the Sunday 
afternoon of Parents' Weekend, fol- 
lowing the formal pledging and 
initiatory services that had started at 
10 that morning, he was far from 
satisfied. Seven students had failed to 
take the examination; some who had 
taken it had failed. The ritual had 
not been memorized. Several students 
—including a freshman— failed to at- 
tend the Sunday morning services. 
His emphasis on the belief that join- 
ing Sigma Nu represented a lifetime 
commitment met with a less than en- 
thusiastic response from the under- 
graduates. So did his dismay over the 
"club" attitude that prevailed (the 
result, he thought, of the voluntary 
"total opportunity" agreement among 
the College's 12 fraternities, of early 
rushing, and of an unusually short 
orientation period) . "I'm beginning 

to wonder what a national can offer 
a chapter at Bowdoin," said Fletcher. 

Some of the undergraduates were 
beginning to wonder what the na- 
tional could offer them. Before 
Fletcher had arrived, the chapter had 
seemed intent upon remaining in the 
national. Now that he had put it to 
them squarely just what they had to 
do, some began to question the value 
of it all. If nothing else, Fletcher's 
visit was requiring the members of 
Delta Psi to do some hard thinking 
on some hard questions. Was the 
commitment demanded by the High 
Council one they could make whole- 
heartedly? Had they joined Delta Psi 
because they believed in the ideals 
of Sigma Nu, or because they "had 
liked the other guys in the house"? 

At this point, such thinking may 
be academic. The possibility that the 
High Council will withdraw the 
charter permanently— as it did at 
Dartmouth— was becoming stronger. 

Scholars All 

LED by the band, the stately aca- 
demic procession marched across 
the snow-covered campus from Hub- 
bard Hall to Pickard Theater, where 
the College honored the 52 students 
who had been designated James Bow- 
doin Scholars for 1965/66. 

As always, it was a formal but 
friendly affair— a fitting tribute to 
the undergraduates who had achieved 

distinction in the most important area 
of the College: the classroom. 

The principal speaker was E. 
Bright Wilson, Professor of Chemistry 
at Harvard, who reminded humanists 
and social scientists in the audience 
of a problem that has been nagging 
many of them for some years. The 
world, he said, "desperately needs 
legal, political and social organiza- 
tions capable of handling the appli- 
cations of science, and able to grow 
and adapt to the violent rates of 
change we are now experiencing." 

A few minutes earlier, Raymond E. 
Lapine '66, in his response on behalf 
of the Scholars, implicitly recognized 
much of what was troubling Professor 
Wilson when he stated: "The im- 
mensity of the things which must be 
done compared with the capacity of 
any individual to do them is awe- 
inspiring." The world, he said, was 
"a confused and contradictory system 
indeed, where men who declare that 
the old Christian God is dead may 
receive as much praise as an Ecu- 
menical Council which is trying to 
bring new life to that god. 

"The real significance of James 
Bowdoin Day," he said, "must be as a 
recognition of promise. We here have 
been recognized by the College as 
showing some sign, though it may be 
faint and measured by a very narrow 
range of criteria, that we may one 
day develop enough talent and be- 
come sophisticated enough in combin- 
ing knowledge with skillful research 
to do something." 

Praise for Politicians 

SYMPATHY and praise for the pol- 
itician are seldom heard outside 
his press office, much less from a 
group of students. But seven seniors 
have agreed that many politicians are 
dedicated, intelligent persons whose 
capacity for hard work is far above 
the norm. 

They have good basis for their 
opinions, for all spent last summer 
working for government officials in 
Washington, Boston, or in the mayor- 
alty campaign in New York. 

"I thought I would run into some 
political hacks," said Joseph F. Por- 
rino, a registered Democrat who 
worked on the successful campaign 
of Republican John Lindsay for 
Mayor of New York. "But I was 
surprised and pleased with the caliber 

of the men running the campaign. 
Most of them were amateurs, but 
what thev lacked in experience they 
made up for in energy." 

Jay H. Espovich was equally skep- 
tical when he went to his summer job 
as a page in the Massachusetts Senate. 
'Everyone is skeptical about Beacon 
Hill," he said. "But I was very much 
impressed with the leadership in both 
House and Senate in both parties." 

Similar comments came from John 
A. Blevle, a Congressional Intern in 
the office of Sen. Edmund S. Muskie 
H'57, and Andrew G. Loeb, who 
worked for Rep. Seymour Halpren 

Robert B. McOsker, William S. 
Craig, and Jonathan S. Fine worked 
either for federal or state agencies, 
and were struck by the dedication of 
those who are frequently dismissed as 

On the Move 

DURING the past year, one out of 
every five Americans moved. The 
rate is higher at the College this year. 

Most recently affected were 62 stu- 
dents, who moved from Appleton Hall 
into the renovated Ends of Maine in 
early November, and the administra- 
tion, which moved from several nooks 
and crannies across the campus into 
the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library 
Building later the same month. 

All but the Office of News Service 
moved into the handsomely efficient 
quarters, which occupy 20,000 square 

feet and four floors. Like homeowners, 
most officers found moving salutary: 
useless information accumulated over 
the years was cleaned out of their 
files; what was left could be arranged 
rationally— a blessing for many secre- 
taries who had done their best in often 
impossibly cramped quarters in houses 
that had been converted to offices. 

Ease of communication has been 
the most readily apparent advantage 
of the consolidation. At a time when 
as many as 13 officers may be involved 
in the admission of a single student 
(November Alumnus) propinquity is 
an asset. 

The new quarters are impressive 
in their efficiency of design. On Level 
A (read basement) are the Business 
Office and Central Mail Room. The 
first floor houses the Admissions 
Office, and the two Deans and Presi- 
dent are located on the second floor. 
Up top are the Alumni Office, Execu- 
tive Secretary, and College Editor. 

The quarters are temporary, how- 
ever. When the College's present col- 
lection approaches 500,000 volumes- 
expected in less than ten years— the 
President will issue another March 
Order, hopefully into an administra- 
tion building. Meanwhile, the money 
that would have been spent on it 
can be put to other uses. 

A Stunning Collection 

PERHAPS Bowdoin's greatest con- 
tribution to scholarship this year 
is the publication of a catalogue of 


One of the best found anywhere 

the Salton Collection of Renaissance 
and Baroque Medals and Plaquettes. 

The collection is stunning— one of 
the best in private hands anywhere— 
and ranks behind only the National 
Gallery's and the University of Cali- 
fornia's in this country. Its first public 
exhibition opened at the College's 
Museum of Art in November. In- 
cluded are 187 masterworks (20 one- 
of-a-kind) by the most important 
medalists of the Renaissance, be- 
ginning with the founder and great- 
est exemplar of the art, Pisanello. It 
is on loan from Mr. and Mrs. Mark 
Salton of New York. 

Mrs. Salton wrote the introduction 
to the catalogue, which contains 82 
outstandingly good photographic re- 
productions by John McKee, Instruc- 
tor in Romance Languages. It was 
designed by Leonard Baskin, who 
has won international acclaim for 
other catalogues he has designed. 

Photographic enlargements of 35 
particularly outstanding pieces will be 
circulated among museums through- 
out the nation by the American Fed- 
eration of Arts. 

Moving in Alumni Records 

From out of nooks and crannies comes the Administration 

ACCORDING to the Orient, no- 
body had tried since 1949. Others 
say no one has been successful since 
the Class of 1903's flag flew diere. 

Anyway, those who worry that col- 
lege students have become too serious 
will be relieved to learn that the Chi 
Psi pledges made a valiant attempt 
to put a beanie atop one of the 
Chapel's 120-ft. spires. After 27 days 
of planning and three tries, they 
missed by inches. 


A Record Year 

FROM the won-lost standpoint (4-4) 
the football season was satisfac- 
tory. From the viewpoint of indivi- 
dual performances, it was memorable. 
No game better summarized the 
team's greatest weakness— lack of 
depth— than the Amherst game. Lead- 
ing 13-0 at the start of the fourth 
quarter, Bowdoin simply ran out of 
gas. The two-platooning Jeffs scored 
three times, and won, 21-13. How 
disheartening it was to lose after the 
team had clearly given its best showed 
up clearly on the following Saturday 
when Williams romped to a 42-13 win 
over Bowdoin. Against Colby, and 
back on home ground after a two week 
absence, the Polar Bears rebounded to 
win a spirited contest, 28-21, in what 
was the best game all season from a 
spectator's view. Bowdoin played even 
better against Bates but could not 
contain its fullback Tom Carr (119 
yards on 29 rushes), and lost, 10-0. 
Against Union, the Polar Bear de- 

fense held in check one of the best 
small college passers in the nation 
(1,996 yds. in eight games), and the 
offensive machine of Paul Soule '66, 
Jim MacAllen '66, and Maurice Viens 
'67 rolled. Bowdoin won, 43-21. 

With the graduation of Soule and 
MacAllen, Bowdoin loses two of its 
finest players ever. Soule gained 1,681 
yds. during his varsity career to 
eclipse the old mark of 1,134 set by 
Bob McAvoy '50. He set the single 
season record of 670 yds. rushing as 
a junior. His 54 points this season 
raised his three year total to 122 for 
another record. All of this was good 
enough to win him Little All-Amer- 
ica honorable mention and to bring 
him to the attention of the pros. The 
Boston Patriots drafted him, but the 
NFL's Dallas Cowboys got to him 
first, and in early December Paul 
signed a bonus contract with them. 

MacAllen, named first team All East 
by UPI, caught a record 35 passes this 
season, and set career records for 
most pass receptions (85) , most yards 
gained (1,201) and most touchdown 
passes caught (15). 

Halfback Tom Allen '67 and tackle 
Bob Pfeiffer '67 have been elected 
co-captains for 1966. The William J. 

MacAllen (84) vs Union 
One of 35 for the season 

Reardon Trophy for honor, courage 
and leadership on the field went to 
Soule, and guard Jim Day '66 was 
awarded the Winslow Robinson How- 
land Memorial Trophy. It goes to the 
player who has made the most im- 
provement and best exemplifies the 
qualities of aggressiveness, coopera- 
tion, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship. 

Soule in Action 
Next: a crack at the pros 

Chapman Shooting 
A fine 

State Series Champs 

PITY the poor soccer player. He 
works as hard as his football 
counterpart but remains ignored. The 
problem, say soccer's critics, is that it 
is not an American game; and besides 
it is not exciting to watch. 

The real problem is, of course, that 
few colleges take the game seriously 
enough to produce consistent winners. 
The 1965 Bowdoin team proved that 
everybody loves a winner, even when 
the name of the game is soccer. 

For the first time Bowdoin won the 
State Series Championship outright. 
It also finished with the best season 
record in its history, 6-2-2. 

Only three years ago coach Charlie 
Butt, an incurable optimist whose 
limitless enthusiasm (and keen coach- 
ing insight) may turn soccer into a 
major sport, produced a team good 
enough to tie for first in the State 

Good depth, a balanced attack- 
Dave Mather '68 and Charlie Rosen- 
berg '66 led in scoring with three 
goals apiece, and six others each 
scored two— and a stout defense were 
the reasons for the 1965 team's success. 
After losing, 1-0, to Lowell Tech, it 
dumped Wesleyan, 2-1, lost to Spring- 
field, 3-1, overcame a 2-0 deficit to 
beat Williams, 3-2. Then came the 
State Series. Bates and Bowdoin were 
tied, 1-1, at the end of regulation 
play. After a double overtime, they 
quit still tied 1-1. Colby and Maine 
fell by scores of 2-0 and 6-1. The 
second Bates game ended 1-1— again 
after a double overtime. The Polar 
Bears then squeezed by Colby, 3-2, 
and vanquished Maine, 5-0. 

in Dartmouth Game 

Although coach Butt loses nine of 
his first 11 through graduation, he 
remains optimistic about next year. 
"It depends on the enthusiasm and 
off-season conditioning of those who 
didn't play much this year," he says. 

Winter of Discontent? 

COACHES forever look to the fu- 
ture. "Wait till next year" has 
been heard in the shower rooms on 
the nation's campuses so often it has 
become meaningless. The phrase may 
be taking on a new meaning at Bow- 
doin, however. 

The hockey season opened Dec. 1. 
Harvard bombed the Polar Bears, 9-2, 
but they rebounded nicely a few 

nights later by defeating Dartmouth, 
3-1. Wing Pete Chapman '67 scored 
what proved to be the winning goal 
while helping to kill a penalty. 

The basketball season opened Dec. 
3 in the College's new gym before a 
fair-sized crowd. Neither was enough 
of an incentive for the hapless hoop- 
sters, who came out on the short end 
of a 63-55 score against Clark. 

The swimming team was scheduled 
to open on Dec. 11, but coach Charlie 
Butt wasn't crowing about it. 

At a pre-season press conference 
basketball coach Ray Bicknell de- 
scribed his varsity as "unbelievably 
small." No doubt he was thinking of 
the frosh, with 6'5" John MacKenzie 
at center and 6'3" Hyland Hubbard as 
his backup, when he said it. Both are 
taller than anyone on the varsity. 

Hockey coach Sid Watson has 13 
lettermen and chances for a break- 
even season are good. At the same 
time, he rates coach Dan MacFayden's 
frosh as the best ever at Bowdoin. 

But there is always indoor track 
with its biggest schedule ever (11 
meets) and Alex Schulten, everybody's 
Ail-American hammer thrower, who 
at 209 pounds appears bigger and 
stronger than ever. Coach Frank 
Sabasteanski rates big (240 lbs.) 
Charlie Hews '68 as the "best looking 
shot putter we've had in college." 
Frank's son set an indoor record at 
M.I.T. when he broadjumped 
2173/ " in the frosh's first meet. 

Guard Bob Parker '68 Driving for Lay-Up 

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The War on Poverty 

Implications for the Local Community 

by John C. Donovan 

THE problem of poverty in 
America is not a simple one. 
It is difficult to account for its 
pervasive and persistent nature in this 
incredibly rich land. Of all of its root 
causes none seems more significant, 
however, than the phenomenon of 
chronic long-term unemployment 
among some groups in an increasingly 
automated, technically sophisticated 
and rapidly expanding economy. 

This paper indicates the general 
nature of our unemployment problem 
(actually, it turns out to be a series 
of problems) and suggests some of the 
basic new program possibilities which 
are available to American communi- 
ties in preparing their local anti-pov- 
erty campaigns, especially as they bear 
upon unemployment and lack of 

Clearly, one of the primary aims of 
the anti-poverty program is to train 
tens of thousands of largely untrained, 
unskilled Americans and place them 
in available jobs; a task which may 
seem straight-forward enough. As ad- 
ministrative problems go, it may even 
appear relatively simple; simpler, for 
example, than sending a man to the 
i noon. 

The distressing fact is, however, 
that the phenomenon of "unskill" is 
proving to be one of the most com- 
plex and intractable problems this 

nation has faced in a long, long time. 
Our present situation is paradoxical 
at best. As everyone knows, 1964 was 
a great year economically: more 
Americans at work at higher wages 
producing more goods and services 
(and profits) than ever in our his- 
tory; employment in 1964 increased 
by more than a million and one half 
over the previous year, the largest 
increase since 1959; unemployment 
went down by 300,000 to the lowest 
percentage of our work force during 
the last seven years; the pundits, quite 
correctly, proclaimed it a year of truly 
impressive economic growth. 

Now, on the basis of the first nine 
months we see that 1965 is improving 
upon the 1964 record in every impor- 
tant respect. And yet, we still have 
major unemployment problems, which 
somehow tend to be obscured by the 
aggregate national figures. 

A few specifics may suggest the na- 
ture and the scope of the nation's 
manpower problems which relate di- 
rectly to the war on poverty: (1) 
Workers who did not complete high 
school have unemployment rates near- 
ly twice as high as those with more 
education— and five times as high as 
those who have gone through college. 
(2) Ordinary laborers and some semi- 
skilled manual laborers are unem- 
ployed at rates two to three times the 

average for skilled and technical 
workers. (3) Unemployment among 
non-whites is at least twice as severe 
as among white Americans. (4) The 
unemployment rate for teenagers even 
in the best months of 1965 has not 
gone significantly below 13%. (5) 
Among young Americans who are 
non-white, we find even today that 
an average of one out of four is out 
of work. 

As if these basic facts were not 
shocking enough, the experts tell us 
that in this decade of the 1960's 
twenty-six million young Americans 
will enter the work force for the first 
time. Almost eight million of diem, 
they further advise, will apparently 
enter the job markets without having 
completed high school. What in heav- 
en's name are they going to do in an 
economy which features Telstar and 
manned orbital space flights? 

It is not as if we did not under- 
stand the unemployment problems of 
school drop-outs. A recent study, for 
example, revealed diat one out of four 
drop-outs could not find emplovment; 
this gave the drop-outs an unemploy- 
ment rate twice as high as die rate 
for the high school graduates (and 
theirs was high enough). The same 
study revealed that 65% of the chop- 
outs had had no work experience 
during their school years while 90% 

reported no job training after leaving 
school. Of interest to poverty-war- 
riors is the report that four out of 
ten drop-outs were living in homes 
where the family income totalled less 
than $3,000 a year. Eight out of ten 
drop-outs reported that they had 
never been counseled by a school offi- 
cial or by a public employment office 
about job-training or the kind of 
work to look for. 

The nation's unemployment prob- 
lem is best viewed as a series of prob- 
lems facing specific groups of workers. 
It is now possible to pin-point these 
different groups with relative accuracy 
because their situation in each case 
shows a lack of improvement in the 
face of widespread and impressive 
economic growth. The failure of spe- 
cific groups to improve their employ- 
ment situation in a period of contin- 
uous economic growth reflects the 
continuing disabilities of lack of edu- 
cation and training, inexperience and 

For purposes of preparing local 
community action programs, it seems 
sufficiently accurate to say that a com- 
mon characteristic of the hard-core 
unemployed is lack of skill; that they 
typically need basic literacy training; 
and that unless remedial programs 
among young people are launched 
now many of them face lifelong un- 

In view of this, it is not surprising 
that the Economic Opportunity Act 
of 1964 places special emphasis on 
programs for young people. We might 
go further and suggest that what the 
nation needs is an education and 
training revolution, and that this is 
precisely what the new programs make 
possible, assuming that the local com- 
munities have the imagination, cour- 
age and understanding to apply the 
programs creatively in the neighbor- 
hoods which most urgently need 
new institutions, new ideas and new 


T is beyond the limits of this paper 
to examine all of the possibilities for 
important community action which 
are to be found in new legislation. 
Part of the difficulty is that President 
Johnson has led the nation with un- 
believable speed to embrace the most 
far-reaching program of reform legis- 
lation since the days of the Great 

Depression. This effort concentrates 
on the Economic Opportunity Act of 
1964 and the Manpower Development 
Act of 1962, as amended, in attempt- 
ing to outline those features which 
seem most meaningful in a broad 
local community effort aimed at train- 
ing unskilled people and placing them 
in jobs. 

Many communities have found that 
the work-training programs for young 
people provided for by Title IB of 
the Economic Opportunity Act con- 
stitute a natural building block which 
may be initiated promptly and with 
relatively little new administrative 
structure while they are developing 
other community action activities. 
Title IB appears administratively as 
the Neighborhood Youth Corps, a 
unit within the Labor Department's 
Manpower Administration. 

The young people who are enrolled 
in Neighborhood Youth Corps proj- 
ects provide community services which 
would not otherwise be done. They 
serve as teachers' aides, maintenance 
assistants, hospital and nurses' aides, 
clerical and general office workers, 
park and recreation aides, librarians' 
assistants and in a variety of other 
capacities. They live at home, partic- 
ipate in constructive and rewarding 
work experience, earn a little money 
and hopefully are encouraged to stay 
in school or to return to school. 

X HE Job Corps deals with smaller 
numbers than the Neighborhood 
Youth Corps and with a somewhat 
different group of disadvantaged 
youth. The Job Corps is not a com- 
ponent in Community Action in most 
cases, but is rather an important na- 
tional experiment in new educational, 
counseling and work-experience tech- 
niques. It promises to broaden the 
horizon of aspiration of thousands of 
young people who would otherwise 
be candidates for permanent unem- 

The Economic Opportunity Act, 
despite its youth emphasis, also has 
programs for adults who are poor, 
unskilled and without hope. The 
Adult Literacy Program is aimed at 
those adults whose inability to read 
and write English makes it exceeding- 
ly difficult, if not impossible, to find 
steady work. At the other end of the 
age spectrum, we have as the example 

Project Head Start, aimed at over- 
coming some of the effects of extreme 
cultural deprivation before the child 
enters school. 

The Work Experience Program fo- 
cuses on unemployed heads of fami- 
lies and others on public assistance. 
Through this program tens of thou- 
sands of adults who are now on wel- 
fare rolls are destined to receive a 
combination of experience and train- 
ing. The aim is to teach basic work 
skills so that these adults may become 
employable. It is no secret that many 
of them at the present time are not. 


HE Manpower Development and 
Training Act of 1962, authorizes the 
most ambitious program of job train- 
ing and manpower research ever un- 
dertaken in the United States. There 
has been a sufficient body of experi- 
ence with MDTA to put to rest a 
number of old myths and prejudices. 

Prior to the MDTA, it was not 
always easy to refute that precious 
tenet of Social Darwinism which held 
that the poor are congenitally lazy; 
the unemployed, so the theory went, 
did not want to work. The notion 
that a man could be trained for work 
after long periods of unemployment 
met with real skepticism, prior to 

MDTA experience makes that kind 
of skepticism much more difficult. 
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect 
of the program since its inception 
more than three years ago has been 
the extent to which the long-term 
unemployed— those jobless for over 
half a year— can be and are being 
retrained and returned to gainful em- 
ployment. One out of three trainees 
enrolled in MDTA projects last year 
had been out of work for six months 
or more; nearly half of the 1964 train- 
ees had been out of work for 15 or 
more weeks. Amendments enacted late 
in 1963 have made MDTA a more 
flexible program and have made pos- 
sible the enrollment of greater num- 
bers of young people and more per- 
sons who lack not only work skills 
but the ability to read, write and 
count, without which training is 
clearly impossible. Many MDTA 
projects now include a pre- vocational, 
basic literacy training component. As 
a result of the success of these new 
programs, we are beginning to think 


that the term "unemployable" no 
longer has much meaning in the 
United States. 

In addition, MDTA has the ad- 
vantage of having worked with large 
numbers; hence, the critics cannot 
contend that too few people have 
participated to prove the case. By 
mid-year 1965, there were MDTA 
projects in each of the fifty states; 
more than 400,000 people were in- 
cluded in the projects approved since 
the program's inception in 1962. On 
the "institutional" side of the program 
in 1964 projects for training 171,000 
people were approved, a 79% increase 
in one year. On-the-job training proj- 
ects have added another 50,000 people 
to the total. And while the numbers 
participating have shown significant 
increases, the placement rate for those 
completing their training courses 
holds firm at high levels— 72% for 
those completing institutional courses 
and 94% of those who completed on- 
the-job training. Training has taken 
place in 700 different occupational 
categories including a variety of skill 
levels: technical and semi-profes- 
sional, skilled and unskilled, clerical 
and sales, service and agricultural 


HE year 1964 was also the one in 
which MDTA programs began to 
reach non-white workers and teen- 
agers in impressive proportions. Near- 
ly a third of the new enrollees last 
year were non-white and teenagers 
accounted for 23% of all trainees in 
1964, up from 17% in 1963. 

The United States Employment 
Service and its affiliated fifty state 
employment security agencies also are 
developing a new institution to help 
meet the employment needs of dis- 
advantaged youth. During this year 
a network of 200 Youth Opportunity 
Centers is being established in 105 
major cities. Plans call for at least one 
center in each state. The Youth Op- 
portunity Centers are to be coordi- 
nated with local community action 
programs. All youth, between the ages 
ol sixteen and twenty-one, are eligible 
for the services which the centers will 
offer. The Employment Service hopes 
that the Youth Centers will act as 
focal points for governmental and 
community programs to aid young 
people with their job problems, es- 

pecially those who need a great deal 
of special counseling and other help 
in order to prepare for and to find a 

The YOC's are being staffed with 
specially trained personnel, including 
many of the 1,700 counselor-aides who 
successfully completed the CAUSE 
training program sponsored last year 
by the Labor Department. A similar 
training program, called CAUSE II, 
was carried on this summer. About 
2,200 college graduates were trained 
at more than thirty universities across 
the country in a program which pro- 
vides eight weeks of intensive training 
on campus followed by four weeks of 
on-the-job training in employment 
offices and in YOC's. Thus, more than 
2,000 young people are now ready for 
youth counseling and similar positions 
in the YOC network and in other 
anti-poverty activities. 

The Youth Opportunity Center 
concept calls for highly personalized 
attention to the educational and mo- 
tivational deficiencies of disadvan- 
taged youth; the objective is to 
help them achieve employability. 
Consequently, after intensive counsel- 
ing a young person who is not pre- 
pared for employment may be re- 
ferred to a Neighborhood Youth 
Corps project, to the Job Corps, to 
community agencies for remedial edu- 
cation and medical help or to an 
MDTA project which provides skill 
training and, quite possibly, remedial 

These, then, are the major new 
programs designed to be used in local 
communities in striking at the root 
causes of poverty and ignorance. None 
of these new devices is worth very 
much unless the local community has 
the initiative to put them to work. 
There is the hard reality which must 
be faced: these new programs clearly 
require fundamental changes in many 
existing educational and employment 


F there is to be innovation and if 
there are to be significant new initia- 
tives which will improve the educa- 
tion, motivation and job prospects of 
the American poor, many rigidities in 
the present system will have to give 
way. It would be a tragedy to take the 
people in our slums back to the same 
old schools, the same old employment 
service, the same old welfare agencies. 
They have been there before! 

It took a powerful kind of political 
leadership at the national level to de- 
clare war on poverty and ignorance 
and then to back it with impressive 
legislative, administrative and fiscal 
support. The same kind of political 
commitment is required in hundreds 
of local communities. For those who 
have been arguing against centraliza- 
tion of power in Washington, there 
is now a real opportunity to make 
local communities face up to some of 
their most serious problems. 

John C. Donovan resigned as the 
nation's first full-time Manpower 
Administrator to accept the position 
of Professor of Government and Legal 
Studies at Bowdoin in February, 1965. 
Five months later, the Governing 
Boards elected him DeAlva Stanwood 
Alexander Professor of Government. 
A graduate of Bates, where he taught 
for ten years, he is a Trustee of that 
institution. He took his A.M. and 
Ph.D. at Harvard. During his five 
years in government service, he sewed 
first as administrative assistant to 
Sen. Edmund S. Muskie H'57 of 
Maine and then in various positions 
in the Department of Labor. He was 
Manpower Administrator during the 
last eleven months of his tenure; 


Bowdoin student Howard B. London '69 and his "little brother." 


FOR Bowdoin's Class of 1962 the 
phrase "community service proj- 
ect" used in a discussion of un- 
dergraduate extracurricular activities 
would have had little meaning. Yet in 
the not quite four years since its grad- 
uation Bowdoin has seen the birth 
and growth of four distinct commu- 
nity service projects aimed at helping 
to make Brunswick a better town. 

Since their inceptions, these proj- 
ects have functioned without financial 
aid from the Student Activities Fee, 
and with little publicity or on-campus 
recognition. They do merit considera- 
tion, however, for a brief study of 
them provides a certain insight into 
the current state of social awareness 
among today's students at the College. 
The four projects are the Big Brother 
Program, Bowdoin Undergraduate 
Teachers, the Pineland Project, and 
the Town Common Project. 

The Big Brother Program had its 
beginnings in the fall of 1963 as a 
program adopted by the Bowdoin 
chapter of Chi Psi Fraternity. One of 
the house advisers at that time was 
Professor Eugene C. Roys ter, formerly 
of the Department of Sociology. Hav- 
ing been involved in counseling proj- 
ects during his undergraduate years, 
Professor Royster began discussing the 
possibility of the men in his fraternity 
undertaking a similar venture. The 
idea aroused enough interest so that 
informal plans began to be worked 
out. The man primarily responsible 
for the inception and success of the 
program was Donald J. Krogstad '65 
who headed it in his junior and se- 
nior years. 

In the spring of 1964 the program 
first began to function with twelve 
men from the Chi Psi Lodge volun- 
teering to serve as Big Brothers to 

twelve boys in the sixth through the 
eighth grades in the Brunswick school 
system. The boys chosen to receive 
Big Brothers were generally those who 
for some reason had been deprived of 
the male influence in the home. These 
included boys from broken homes, and 
those whose fathers were stationed at 
the Brunswick Naval Air Station and 
were away for significant lengths of 
time. Financial status of the families 
was not considered, but rather the 
need of the boys for some male in- 
fluence. The boys were selected by 
recommendation of the school authori- 
ties and other social agencies in the 
town with the full approval of their 

The program involves as a minimal 
requirement that each of the Big 
Brothers visit his little brother once 
a week for one hour at school. The 
extent of contact after this is left up to 


Student Involvement 
in Community Service 

by Steven A. Kay 

The recent activities of four campus organizations 
reveal that some of Bowdoin s undergraduates 
are concerned with Brunswick 's social problems 

the individual pairs in the program. 
As might be expected, the amount of 
time devoted to the program varies 
greatly, as does the depth of commit- 
ment and the success of the relation- 
ships. The best indication of its gen- 
eral success, however, is its expansion 
this year to include men from other 
fraternities and boys from the third 
through the eighth grades. This ex- 
pansion has met with the enthusiastic 
approval of school authorities. 

With the graduation of Mr. Krog- 
stad it seemed that the program might 
falter through lack of initiative. For- 
tunately, another man, John P. Rana- 
han '67, has emerged and is willing 
to devote the same great amount of 
time and interest to see that the move- 
ment functions well. Under his guid- 
ance and that of others who have 
worked closely with him, this year's 
program will involve thirty-four un- 

dergraduates representing nine of the 
twelve fraternities on the campus and 
an equal number of school boys. Be- 
sides drawing from more fraternities, 
the Big Brother Program now involves 
more underclassmen than before. This 
greater involvement and wider frater- 
nity representation should help to 
ensure its continuation. 

Another interesting fact is that for 
the first time there are freshmen Big 
Brothers who have previous experi- 
ence with similar service projects. Of 
the twenty freshmen expressing an 
interest in the program, seven have 
had previous experience as Big Broth- 
ers, and it is estimated that there are 
an additional ten to twelve who have 
had some type of community service 
experience in high school. 

In speaking about the future of the 
organization, both Mr. Ranahan and 
Charles R. Toomajian Jr. '65, Assis- 

tant to the Dean of Students and ad- 
viser to the Big Brother Program, 
emphasize the need for continuing 
help to the Brunswick community, 
especially in the form of the current 
program, and the need for tighter 
operation of the organization to en- 
sure its smooth functioning and con- 
tinued success. 

Bowdoin Undergraduate Teachers 
was founded in a manner similar to 
the Big Brother Program. In the 
spring of 1963 Dr. Hendrik D. Gid- 
eonse, formerly of the Department of 
Education, began talking to under- 
graduates about his acquaintance widi 
the Harvard Undergraduate Teachers. 
In so doing he sparked the interest of 
J. Stephen Putnam '65, who organized 
the Bowdoin Undergraduate Teach- 
ers in the manner of Harvard Under- 
graduate Teachers and administered 
it in his junior and senior years. 


As the name implies, those partici- 
pating in Bowdoin Undergraduate 
Teachers— juniors and seniors who 
have chosen a major field— assist teach- 
ers in Brunswick High School in some 
capacity. This may range from serving 
as an aide, to helping tutor individ- 
uals who need special help, to teach- 
ing an entire class for a set period 
each week. The undergraduates are 
assigned within their major field to 
teachers who have requested aid, and 
assignments are made for a trial week, 
followed by a definite commitment of 
ten weeks. The program is carried on 
both semesters, with participation be- 
ing for either or both, according to 
the choice of the individual. Because 
of interference from other activities 
in the fall, there have usually been 
twice as many men in the program 
during the second semester. The 
schedules of the undergraduates and 
teachers are compared to establish a 
time convenient for both. The student 
teacher usually devotes an hour to an 
hour and a half three times a week 
to work in the class. In some cases this 
has consisted of responsibility for the 
period, including assignments, exam- 
inations, and correction of both— with 
the result that the amount of time 
spent outside the classroom has been 

It should be emphasized that B.U.T. 
is intended to give Bowdoin under- 
graduates the opportunity to be of 
service to high school teachers in 
whatever way the teachers believe 
best. It is not designed to provide a 
practice teaching experience for col- 
lege students. 

In 1963 there were fourteen in the 
program, and in 1964 there were 
twelve. As with Big Brother, a large 
gap in the organization of B.U.T. had 
to be filled when Mr. Putnam was 
graduated. It was through his per- 
severance that a student was found 
who agreed to add the administrative 
and organizational aspects of the pro- 
gram to his interest in teaching. Under 
the direction this year of K. William 
Clauson '65, B.U.T. is operating at 
about the same level as in past years. 


Despite the problems of continuity and motivation, 
the "community service project" is a reality at Bowdoin 
. . . because there are among the undergraduates men who 
are concerned enough about problems in the community 
not only to go out and do something about them but also 
to take upon themselves the much harder task of urging 
their contemporaries to do the same. 

ed in Pownal, some 15 miles from the 
campus. The undergraduates visit the 
hospital either every week or every 
other week and work with the patients 
under the guidance of the people on 
the staff. The work is usually limited 
to entertaining the patients and pro- 
viding them with companionship. In 
the wards of the retarded there is no 
set pattern for the activities during 
the visiting period, but there is a plan 
for those visiting with disturbed 
youngsters. There is also a continuity 
established and maintained between 
the undergraduate and a particular 
ward and the patients in it. This con- 
tinuity is one of the vital aspects of 
the program, for patients come to 
anticipate the visits, and the purpose 
of the program is fulfilled only when 
the undergraduates involved follow 
through regularly with their commit- 


HE Pineland Project is a program 
of assistance to workers and patients 
at Pineland State Hospital, an institu- 
tion primarily for emotionally dis- 
turbed and retarded youngsters locat- 

NE of the problems of the con- 
tinued operation of the Pineland Proj- 
ect has been the difficulty of finding 
undergraduates willing to make the 
extensive commitment which the pro- 
gram requires. As with the other 
organizations, when the Pineland Proj- 
ect has been successful there has been 
a single man responsible for main- 
taining the enthusiasm of those in the 
program. When it was started in the 
fall of 1963, it was headed by Philip 
H. Hansen III '64 and included twelve 
undergraduates. Upon his graduation, 
the responsibility for the organization 
was assumed by Ronald L. Rollins '66, 
who had plans to make the program 
more formal than it had been in order 
to help ensure its proper functioning. 

Unfortunately, Mr. Rollins was ill 
for much of his junior year, and the 
project all but ceased to function in 
1964/65. He has regained his health 
and is once again trying to establish 
the program, but he is having diffi- 
culty after last year's lapse. Mr. Rol- 
lins's |Droblem is finding undergrad- 
uates willing to promise their services 
to the extent of the required commit- 

Perhaps of all the service projects 
mentioned above, Pineland is the one 
that is most clearly service, requiring 
not only time and interest, but also 
involving difficulty in traveling to and 
from the hospital. Yet it can be the 
most rewarding precisely because of 
the amount of self-reliance it requires. 
Nonetheless, it has been on the fringe 
of even the fringe groups, operating 
in the most informal manner. It needs, 
even more than the other projects, a 
hard core of dedicated workers willing 
to sustain a difficult commitment 
through an entire year. 

A. HE history of the Town Common 
Project is the shortest of the organiza- 
tions being considered here, but in 
many respects the most interesting. 
Several members of the community, 
including Selectman C. Warren Ring, 
were anxious to convert the Town 
Common, located off Harpswell 
Road, to a park or some other recrea- 
tional facility that could be used by 
the community. For years the tract 
had been neglected, and of the orig- 
inal 1,000 acres that were to be held 
in trust by the selectmen only seventy 
remained. Doubt existed as to the 
legality of the selectmen appropriat- 


ing town money for the improve- 
ments, so a group of interested citi- 
zens, including Mr. Ring, decided 
that it would request an American 
Friends Service Committee field group 
to construct the park during the sum- 
mer. Money for the materials was to 
be raised privately. 

Before the A.F.S.C. group came, the 
area had to be cleaned up, for it had 
become a refuge for all manner of 
trash, from beer cans and bottles to 
abandoned cars. A call was sent out 
for volunteers. Among those who 
answered was a Bowdoin student. 

The student was David Solmitz '65, 
whose efforts toward improving the 
community in a variety of ways were 
officially recognized by the Board of 
Selectmen last summer, when it 
passed a resolution thanking him for 
his contributions. He organized a 
group of College and Brunswick High 
School students who spent one week- 
end a month helping residents in the 
area of the Town Common to clean 
and repair their homes and yards. In 
the spring much of their time was 
spent cleaning up the Town Com- 


iARGELY because of the ground- 
work laid by Mr. Solmitz the twenty- 
odd high school and college students 
who comprised the A.F.S.C. team 
were welcomed by the people living 
in the area surrounding the Town 
Common, much of which is rural 
slum at its worst. The A.F.S.C. team, 
with the help of several Brunswick 
high school students, built a park and 
a playground. But it did more than 
that: as it cleared debris from the 
Town Common, it instituted pro- 
grams of interest to the boys and girls 
living in the area. Soon its work with 
the children— which took such forms 
as trips to nearby points of interest, 
nature study, and supervised play- 
became more important than the 
physical improvements it was making. 
The work started by Mr. Solmitz 
and continued by the A.F.S.C. is being 
continued by a group of townspeople 
who have formed the Brunswick Area 
Coordinating Committee, and the 
park that was constructed on the 
Town Common— the materials for 
which were either sold at cost or do- 
nated by Brunswick merchants— has 
been accepted by the Town. The 

Town Common Project no longer 
exists as a campus organization, hav- 
ing disappeared largely because Mr. 
Solmitz has graduated and much of 
his work has been taken over by non- 
College organizations. 

It is not difficult to see that there 
is a pattern which the history of these 
organizations follows. There is always 
one undergraduate who takes an idea 
for a program, either original with 
himself or encouraged by a member 
of the faculty, and personally pushes 
hard enough to see that other under- 
graduates become involved. When the 
student initiator graduates, the group 
is left with a gap to fill, and it is not 
always easy or even possible to find a 
replacement with as much interest 
and determination as the original 
leader. This problem of continuity is 
compounded by the lack of formal 
organization of these groups. They 
are seldom recognized officially, and 
they seldom go to the bother of for- 
mulating a constitution. Indeed, such 
organizational aspects are normally of 
little interest to the type of under- 
graduate who is attracted by these 

It would be a mistake to assume 
that because these are community ser- 
vice projects the service aspect has 
attracted all of those who are involved. 
Especially is this true of the Bowdoin 
Undergraduate Teachers where, even 
though he receives no academic credit 
for it, an undergraduate has an op- 
portunity to gain experience in teach- 
ing while testing his own vocational 

interests. The personal reasons for 
entering the program often weigh at 
least as heavily as the reasons of ser- 
vice. There is also a great deal of per- 
sonal satisfaction derived from an 
activity such as the Big Brother Pro- 
gram and the obvious chance for an 
interesting and worthwhile experience 
is often the factor that persuades a 
student to give the program a try and 
then stay with it. What has developed 
at Bowdoin, though, is a group of 
functioning organizations that make 
possible for the undergraduate activ- 
ities that combine community service 
and personal growth. 


ESPITE the problems of continu- 
ity and motivation, the "community 
service project" is a reality at Bow- 
doin; it is a reality precisely because 
there are among the undergraduates 
men who are concerned enough about 
problems in the community not only 
to go out and do something about 
them but also to take upon themselves 
the much harder task of urging their 
contemporaries to do the same. These 
students are not the "typical" Bow- 
doin undergraduates. They are a mi- 
nority, but the increased amount of 
interest in service projects among the 
underclassmen and the previous ex- 
perience listed by at least part of the 
freshman class offer hope that there 
will be more of their kind forthcom- 
ing. Bowdoin and Brunswick await 

Steven A. Kay '65 is a native of 
Lawrence, Mass., and a graduate of 
Lawrence High School. A Dean's List 
student and philosophy major, lie in- 
terrupted his education "to get away 
from the books for a year." During 
the springs of 1964 and 1965 he was 
one of nine students who toured Mid- 
western and Southern high schools 
as a part of Project 65. As a junior he 
xoas President of his fraternity, Zeta 
Psi, and Features Editor of the 
Orient. His column, "Perspectives," 
appears iveekly in the Orient this 
year. He is also a member of the 
Student Council. Kay intends to pur- 
sue philosophy in graduate school- 
hopefully at Harvard or Princeton— 
and to become a, college teacher. 


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Sierra Leone needed a structure that was in- 
expensive, comfortable, easy to erect — and 
able to withstand wind, termites, and heat. 
The answer: an A-frame designed by VITA 
members in North Carolina and New Jersey. 

In 1960 AID asked VITA to evaluate solar 
cookers on the market. VITA found none was 
completely satisfactory and invented one. 
Here a Moroccan woman prepares the mid- 
day meal on a VITA solar cooker. It is easily 
constructed and costs about three dollars. 


VITA: a new way to 
world development 

by Benjamin P. Coe 

TWO-THIRDS of the world's 
population, the familiar litany 
goes, is ill-fed, ill-housed, illit- 
erate, and generally ill. The facts are 
known but not comprehended: how 
many Americans, struggling to con- 
trol the obesity produced by a 3,000- 
calory diet and a desk job, can grasp 
how different their world is from that 
of the Guatemalan peasant who 
labors in the fields on less than 1,000 
calories? And once they have under- 
stood the problem, what can they do? 
The problem is immense, stupefying. 
The average American, no matter 
how well-meaning, can hardly be 
blamed for concluding that he can 
only pay his taxes to support foreign 
aid and trust that someone will do 
something someday; meanwhile, the 
whole thing is beyond his puny reach. 
And he couldn't be more wrong. 

Item: women in Morocco, who once 
spent their days collecting camel dung 
for cooking fires, now prepare meals 
on a solar reflecting stove made in 
their town from designs of a young 
physicist in Schenectady, New York. 

Item: farmers in Bolivia, who once 
lost their carts and occasionally their 
lives on the torturous mountain trails 
of the Andes, now brake their ve- 
hicles with a mechanism designed by 
an automotive engineer in Detroit. 

Item: villagers in Guatemala, who 
used to lose up to 80 percent of their 
chicks within a few days after hatch- 
ing, have reversed the odds because of 
a simple, homemade brooder created 
by a professor in Kansas. 

Item: literally thousands of Peace 
Corps Volunteers around the world 
refer constantly to a technical manual 

put together by a group of American 
scientists and engineers holding full- 
time jobs in stateside industry and 

These jjeople and many scores of 
others have found that they can in- 
deed contribute to the cause of social 
and economic development in the 
100-odd "emerging" nations of the 
world. They are participants in a 
unique venture called Volunteers for 
International Technical Assistance— 
or, more simply and appropriately, 

The organization was founded in 
1959 by Robert M. Walker, an atomic 
physicist at General Electric Com- 
pany's great Research Laboratory in 
Schenectady, New York. He con- 
ceived the organization after listen- 
ing to a visiting scientist outline a 
sweeping solution for the problems 
of the underdeveloped nations in 
terms of grandiose, as-yet-unimagined 
technological revolutions. Though 
Walker knew comparatively little 
about the problems of international 
development, he suspected that the 
then-popular "Buck Rogers" approach 
was probably just the opposite of 
what was needed. Far from requiring 
whole new technologies, the under- 
developed nations needed access to 
existing down-to-earth technological 
resources of the Atlantic civilization. 
What was needed, Walker guessed, 
was not a whole new set of solutions, 
but rather a systematic effort to apply 
the technological prowess of the ad- 
vanced industrial nations to some of 
the problems of the developing na- 
tions. He suspected, in fact, that com- 
paratively little of America's tech- 

nical energy was being applied to the 
problems of development. 

Investigation confirmed this hypo- 
thesis. Walker discovered, for ex- 
ample, that the payroll for scientists 
and engineers in the Capital District 
of New York (Albany-Troy-Schenec- 
tady) exceeded the entire annual 
budget of the United Nations for 
technical assistance. Walker and his 
fellow planners, working first within 
the Mohawk Association of Scientists 
and Engineers, concluded that even a 
partial application of the scientific 
and engineering talent in their im- 
mediate vicinity would have a mea- 
surable effect. Thus, in a combination 
of visionary idealism and down-to- 
earth practicality, VITA was born. 

The new organization was received 
at first with understandable skepti- 
cism. Some doubters, accustomed to 
thinking of development in terms of 
massive dams, power projects, and 
heavy industries, wondered whether 
part-time consultants could make a 
useful contribution— and would they, 
even if they could? A canvass of or- 
ganizations active in the assistance 
field quickly yielded the answer to 
the first question. Such groups as 
CARE and the Maryknoll Fathers re- 
sponded endiusiastically to the first 
queries from VITA, for they had in 
their files many small but very real 
problems of the sort that could not 
be attacked effectively on the large- 
scale government-to-government level 
of most technical assistance programs. 

Indeed, VITA's first successful proj- 
ect stemmed from drat initial inquiry 
—an adapter to permit the showing of 
educational filmstrips on a flashlight- 


Peace Corps Director R. Sargent 
Shriver (upper right) attended a 
ceremony opening this bridge in 
Sierra Leone. It was constructed 
with concrete instead of steel 
beams, which were not available, 
and designed by a VITA member. 

powered slide projector, designed by 
GE metallurgist Robert DeVries to 
meet the needs of a Maryknoll mis- 
sioner in the Bolivian Andes. From 
CARE a more portentous request for 
information about solar cookers, 
stoves utilizing the reflected heat of 
the sun. Out of that request grew a 
contract to evaluate all existing solar 
cookers, a project undertaken by Dr. 
William B. Hillig, a physicist at the 
GE Research Lab. 

The solar cooker project turned out 
to be the first major demonstration of 
VITA's potential. Dr. Hillig and his 
evaluation team drew up a set of cri- 
teria for a solar cooker which would 
be useful in primitive situations; it 
should be, they decided, cheap and 
easy to make, repair, and use— and, 
of course, it should actually cook 
food. The existing cookers mostly 
worked very well, but the majority 
of them employed parabolic, spun- 
metal reflectors which were difficult 
and costly to make, quite susceptible 
to damage in rough handling, and 
almost impossible to repair. 

Challenged by his own criteria, 
Hillig set out to make a cooker which 
would meet them. After experiment- 
ing briefly with other models, includ- 
ing an inflatable type, he settled on a 
reflector employing the Fresnel mir- 
ror, devised by an 18 th century phys- 
icist to boost the candlepower of 
primitive lighthouses. Since it used 
only simple curves, the reflector could 
be made from almost anything— Hil- 

lig used Masonite— with simple hand 
tools; covered with alumnized plastic 
film, it worked just fine, and it could 
be made with less than $3 worth of 
materials at American prices. 

VITA's Fresnel cooker attracted 
considerable notice when it was dis- 
played in Rome at a UN conference 
on unusual sources of energy. A se- 
ries of demonstrations followed atop 
the UN Secretariat in New York, 
where UN staffers from many coun- 
tries sampled food cooked with it. 
The cooker is now being field-tested 
in Africa and the Near East under 
UN auspices, and a small manufac- 
turing operation has been established 
in Morocco with the aid of the UN 
and the Peace Corps. It is not yet 
known whether the cooker will turn 
out to be a complete answer for all 
those areas of the world where sun- 
light is more abundant than house- 
hold fuel, but it has demonstrated 
VITA's ability to make a very real 
contribution through the efforts of 
dedicated volunteers. 


I ME has also answered other 
major questions about VITA. In the 
beginning there was some doubt that 
technical people, who are widely re- 
puted to be exclusively concerned 
with abstruse problems of their own 
devising, would respond to so altruis- 
tic an appeal. VITA's experience sug- 
gests that scientists and engineers 
have a far broader conception of their 
obligations than their critics might 
suppose. Initially composed mostly of 
local people, with heavy representa- 
tion from GE, Union College, Rens- 
selaer Polytechnic, and other nearby 
facilities, VITA now has more than 
1,200 participating scientists, engi- 
neers, businessmen, and educators on 
its roster. They live in 48 states and 
12 countries, and they work for 250 
corporations and 65 universities. 
Where participants are concentrated 
in sufficient numbers, separate chap- 
ters have been formed to serve as 
centers for team effort on larger proj- 
ects. Some chapters center on a par- 
ticular industry and have a resulting 
specialty; the New Holland (Pa.) 
chapter, for example, is comprised 
almost entirely of men working for 
the New Holland Machine Co., an 
agricultural implement company, 
while the Rochester (N.Y.) chapter 

is centered at Eastman Kodak, the 
Peoria (111.) group at Caterpillar 
Tractor, and, of course, the Schenec- 
tady chapter at General Electric. 
Other chapters, such as Detroit, offer 
a broad spectrum of skills in many 
different fields. 

VITA has also formed working re- 
lationships with such professional 
and technical societies as the Institute 
of Food Technologists and the Ameri- 
can Institute of Chemical Engineers, 
thus gaining access to their entire 
membership as an additional resource 
for solving problems within their 

This diversity illustrates one major 
strength of the VITA concept. Be- 
cause it works through volunteers 
who contribute their time and tal- 
ents, VITA has no inherent limit on 
the number of skills it can enlist. In- 
deed, we sometimes find ourselves 
using howitzers to swat flies, as when 
we provided a Peace Corps Volunteer 
in Morocco with plans for playground 
equipment designed by a professor of 
stress analysis at the University of 
Kentucky. On the other hand, the 
use of such expertise often eliminates 
the need to re-invent the wheel: when 
a Peace Corpsman in Guatemala 
posed a problem about ants attacking 
the local beehives, VITA drafted a 
Florida agronomist to supply direc- 
tions for installing an ant baffle in 
the hives, a government entomologist 
in Louisiana to identify the ants in 
question, and a chemist for Union 
Carbide in Michigan to suggest an 
appropriate insecticide (down to and 
including the address of a store in 
Guatemala City where it could be 
purchased) . 

The rich lode of knowledge repre- 
sented in VITA's extensively cross- 
indexed files is, of course, of great 
value to those who need help on 
specific questions, whether they be 
Peace Corps Volunteers or other 
Americans working overseas, indige- 
nous institutions, or simply individ- 
uals with a problem. Americans, sur- 
rounded by the incomparable riches 
of the mightiest technology in his- 
tory, find it difficult to conceive how 
hard it may be to find even the sim- 
plest kind of information: one of 
VITA's first questions dealt with how 
to figure the lifting capacity of a 
pump at high altitudes. 

Partly because they have become 
aware of this enormous gap, VITA's 


participants have begun to work more 
actively to supply answers for ques- 
tions which have, in some instances, 
not even been posed yet. VITA has 
produced two editions of a Village 
Technology Handbook, a compila- 
tion of useful information on a va- 
riety of common problems, and the 
United States Agency for Internation- 

o J 

al Development has distributed more 
than 10,000 copies to field workers. 

OlX years after it began, VITA's 
usefulness can no longer be doubted. 
Of the 1,400 requests for service re- 
ceived, some 55 percent have come 
from Peace Corps Volunteers, and 28 
percent from individuals and institu- 
tions, both governmental and private, 
indigenous to the developing coun- 
tries. The remainder have originated 
with UX personnel and a variety of 
American agencies, including person- 
nel of AID. 

All this is not to suggest that every- 
thing always runs smoothly. Some- 
times communications break down: 
the problem is not adequately de- 
fined, or the solution fails to take 
account of all the conditions. Some of 
VITA's replies— a minority of them— 
have been almost ludicrously inap- 
propriate to the circumstances over- 
seas. More often though, one can only 
wryly recall the old medical joke: 
the operation was a roaring success, 
but the patient died. In development 
as in other forms of cultural transfer, 
the validity of a project does not al- 
ways determine its fate. 

Take the case of the Peace Corps 
Volunteer in Costa Rica who enlisted 
VITA's aid on a cooperative chicken- 
and-egg venture. Local benefits had 
raised the money to buy the chickens, 
the church provided building mate- 
rials, and VITA supplied plans for a 
coop— "better-constructed," the Peace 
Corpsman wrote, "than most homes 
here." The eggs were used to supple- 
ment the low-protein diet of local 
schoolchildren, with a modest surplus 
was sold to buy chicken feed. "In 
December," continued the Volunteer, 
"both of us [Peace Corps Volunteers] 
were asked to work ... in the Capital 
city, and while we were away the 
Committee sold all of the chickens 
and every piece of wood from the 
chicken coop; only the cement floor 
remained when we got back. The rea- 

son offered was that the chickens 
weren't laying eggs and they were 
afraid they were going to lose money." 
Despite such occasional reverses, 
the overall success of VITA has been 
recognized. The Peace Corps regards 
the organization as a major source 
of support for the volunteer in the 
field. Major U.S. corporations and 
foundations, not noted for their habit 
of encouraging pie-in-the-sky opera- 
tions, have contributed generously 
to the financing of VITA's efforts. 
The organization has also attracted 
the support of eminent individuals, 
among them Harvey Brooks, dean of 
Harvard's Division of Engineering 
and Applied Physics; Frederick Seitz, 
President of the National Academy 
of Sciences; and Walker L. Cisler, 
President of the Engineers Joint 
Council and Chairman of the Board 
of Detroit Edison. 


UT what of the VITA participant, 
the man (or woman) who's in there 
digging evenings and weekends? What 
does he gain? 

Obviously, he acquires a rather 
exotic avocation, one which is, at the 
very least, good for cocktail-party con- 
versation—but also one which may 
turn out to be as deeply challenging 
as the job by which he earns his liv- 
ing. Because VITA emphasizes the 
value of direct communication be- 
tween the man who has the problem 
and the participant who is trying to 
solve it, the VITA member may also 

have the interesting experience of 
working with someone who, in a very 
literal sense, lives in another world. 

But beyond all these is the most 
obvious and most important satisfac- 
tion of all, the opportunity to do 
something in a very real and tangible 
way to better the lot of another indi- 
vidual or group of individuals, which 
is another way of saying that one has 
a chance to make it a better world. 
Carl F. Stover of the National Insti- 
tute of Public Affairs has said, "If we 
are going to do a real expert job of 
providing development for the under- 
developed countries of this globe, we 
have to get some of these . . . scientific 
and engineering resources, human re- 
sources, tied to that task." VITA is a 
means of doing just that. 

In the process, VITA participants 
are gradually learning more about the 
needs, resources, and limitations of 
the countries they are trying to help; 
education of key citizens of this high- 
ly developed nation is by no means 
the least important by-product of 
VITA. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy (D- 
Minn.) commented at the Interna- 
tional Convocation on the Require- 
ments of Peace: "It is my judgment 
that if we are to respond . . . there 
must be first, a measure of under- 
standing of our people; but more 
than that, a commitment of will, a 
moral commitment." It is, of course, 
just such a commitment that lies at 
the heart of the VITA concept, and 
I think it not too much to say that in 
the end it may well be VITA's most 
important result. 

Benjamin P. Coe '53 attended Bow- 
doin and M.I.T. on the 3-2 plan and 

ivas awarded A.B. and B.S. Chemical 
Engineering degrees. He joined the 
General Electric Company i)i 1955 
and was employed at the Silicone Pro- 
ducts Department, Waterford, New 
York, until June 1, 1965, when he 
became Executive Director of VITA. 
He was first named to VITA's Board 
of Directors in 1962, and from Jan- 
uary, 1964, until May, 1965, he -was 
President of the organization. He 
has also sewed as Chairman of the 
Northeaster?! Nezo York Section of 
the American Institute of Chemical 
Engineers, and is currently Chairman 
of the Joint Engineering Societies 
Council for the Albany-Troy-ScJienec- 
lady, New York, area. He is a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. 
and Tau Beta Pi. 


Talk of the Alumni 

Gold Rush? 

IT may not be the biggest strike 
since '98, but a Bowdoin alumnus 
has discovered gold and other 
commercially valuable minerals in 

The entrepreneur is Charles D. 
Robbins Jr. '46, who has done more 
to develop Maine's mining potential 
than any other man in recent years. 

A relative newcomer to the field- 
he was a broker in New York and 
New Jersey until 1953 and did not 
start mining in earnest until 1960— 
Robbins now controls five companies 
ranging from Nevada (mercury) and 
northern Manitoba (gold) to the 
Pine Tree State. 

One of his top properties is Black 
Hawk Mining Ltd. at Blue Hill, 
which, he says, has approximately 
$100 million gross value in zinc, cop- 
per, lead and silver in the 4.5 million 
tons of ore developed so far. The firm 
is investing $1.5 million in the pres- 
ent underground work and expects 
to spend as much as $4.5 million m 
developing its plant. 

Another of his companies, Dolsan 
Mines Ltd., has been carrying out 
extensive explorations in the Pem- 
broke region. Drillings have been 
made throughout the summer and 
fall— some of them bringing up sam- 
ples showing that there may be up to 
3.85 ounces of gold a ton, while 
others show virtually no gold but 
as much as 5.73 ounces of silver a 
ton and as much as 13.2% zinc. 

Dolsan has not yet decided when 
it will begin its mining operations 
and will not until it determines the 
size of the ore body. 

While drilling continues in the 
Pembroke area, Robbins is laying 
plans to form two new companies 
which will begin exploratory work 
in other areas in Maine. 

Although an American citizen, 
Robbins lives in suburban Montreal 

and forms his companies in Canada, 
"where mining exploration is an im- 
portant business." 

"Ten years ago someone made the 
mistake of telling me that there were 
no mines in Maine and never would 
be," says Robbins. "Black Hawk will 
be the first one. There will be others." 

A Lounge Is a Lounge 

f^\ NE of the happy duties of Alum- 
^-^ ni Council President George T. 
Davidson Jr. '38 during the Alumni 
Weekend in October was to preside 
at the dedication of the ladies' lounge 
in the Alumni House. 

The lounge is the gift of the So- 
ciety of Bowdoin Women. Formerly 
an unused room at the rear of the 
second floor, it is now furnished with 
wall-to-wall carpeting, antique furni- 
ture, and several paintings and prints. 
During the brief ceremony Society 

Mrs. Bird & Mrs. Browne 
Lendall Knight was wrong 

President Mrs. F. Webster Browne 
('25) thanked Assistant Supt. of 
Grounds and Buildings Andre R. 
Warren, who designed it. Then she 
and Mrs. Adriel U. Bird ('16), Vice 
President, cut a ribbon, and the 
lounge was officially opened. 

Council Member-at-Large Lendall 
B. Knight '41 accepted the lounge on 
behalf of the Council. When asked 
to speak, Knight, a banker in Port- 
land, shot back: "I've been asked 
to accept a lot of things during my 
life but this is the first time anyone's 
asked me to accept a ladies' John." 

Knight was wrong. In this age of 
euphemisms, the Society has done its 
part to restore a word to its original 
meaning. The room is strictly a pleas- 
ant place where women may retire. 
What he was talking about is still 
across the hall. 

Council Meeting 

THE Alumni Council's fall meet- 
ing Nov. 4-6 was one of the best 
attended ever, according to Alumni 
Secretary Peter C. Barnard '50. Twen- 
ty-two of the 25 Executive Commit- 
teemen were there, and 33 of the 47 
recognized clubs were represented. 

During their three days on cam- 
pus, the Council members talked, 
talked, talked— and passed a few reso- 
lutions, including one requesting that 
Barnard be given additional help in 
implementing the Council's program 
and another expressing thanks to the 
Society of Bowdoin Women for the 
ladies' lounge in Alumni House. 

Discussions ranged from the tra- 
ditional menu of the Alumni Day 
Luncheon, which in the face of rising 
labor and lobster costs may no longer 
feature lobster stew, to faculty salaries 
and prospective students. Many want- 
ed to know how Bowdoin's salary 
scale stacked up with those of other 
colleges and universities, public and 
private. Others expressed interest in 


helping die College develop more 
effective admissions publications. 

All was not work, however. Mem- 
bers and their wives heard Ernst C. 
Helmreich, Thomas Brackett Reed 
Professor of History and Political 
Science, warmly welcome them back 
to the campus at the Friday luncheon, 
and that night they were entertained 
with songs by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd R. 
Knight '45. 

Fund Awards 

CLASS Agents are among the busi- 
est people in the world. Not only 
do they devote hundreds of hours 
writing, calling, and visiting class- 
mates urging them to give to Alma 
Mater, but they also are involved in 
a host of non-College activities. 

Alumni Fund Chairman Morris A. 
Densmore '46 announced the 4 win- 
ners of the 1964/65 Fund at the An- 
nual Combined Meeting of the Fund 
and Alumni Council, but only one was 
present to pick up his award. He was 
Francis P. McKenney, Class Agent for 
1915 and winner of the Class of 1916 
Bowl for most improvement. Mr. Mc- 
Kenney and his class moved from 
26th place in 1963/64 to 9th place. 

The Alumni Fund Cup, for first 
among the classes, was won by the 
Class of 1917 and its Agent, Edwin 
H. Blanchard. In winning, Mr. Blan- 
chard kept his record in tack; he and 
his class have won it every year since 
he became Class Agent five years ago. 

The Class of 1929 Participation 




Francis McKenney & Chairman Densmore 
Class Agents are the busiest people in the world 

Trophy was won for the second time 
in three years by the Class of 1960 
and its Agent, Richard H. Downes. 
It goes to the class among the 10 most 
recently graduated with the highest 
percentage of participation. 

The Class of 1956 and its Agent, 
Paul S. Doherty, won the Robert 
Seaver Edwards Trophy. Presented 
for the first time, this trophy goes to 
that one of the 10 most recently grad- 
uated classes which achieves the best 
dollar performance based on the 
highest percentage of dollar quota 

Cited as Decade Leader winners 
were Mr. Blanchard; Mr. Doherty; 
Robert M. Cross '45, Class Agent for 
the Old Guard Classes and Secretary 
of the Alumni Fund; Richard S. 
Thayer '28; Dr. Ross L. Wilson '40; 
and Robert Whitman '45. 

Prof. Little & Document Box 

Sixty-three years later: a time jor nostalgia 

Repeat Performance 

YOU could hardly blame Noel C. 
Little '17, Professor of Physics 
and Josiah Little Professor of Na- 
tural Science, if he became nostalgic 
at the cornerstone ceremony in the 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library last 

Professor Little had the honor of 
placing a box of documents and books 
under the new stone in the floor near 
the main entrance to the library. 
Among the contents were books by 
President Coles, Librarian Richard 
Harwell, and James Bowdoin III. 

Sixty-three years earlier, Professor 
Little, then aged six, had performed 
the same ceremony when Hubbard 
Hall, then the College's library build- 
ing, was dedicated. His father was 
Bowdoin's librarian at the time. 


ALUMNI Secretary Peter C. Barn- 
ard '50 will be pleased to receive 
copies of Bowdoin books, old or cur- 
rent, to be added to the growing col- 
lection at the Alumni House. These 
include books on Bowdoin subjects 
and books by Bowdoin authors. 

He further notes that the College 
would be grateful to receive one or 
two large Oriental rugs for use in 
the Alumni Council Room on the 
second floor of die Alumni House. 
The room measures 41x15 ft. 

Norman C. Nicholson Jr. '56 of the 
Boston Club informs us that Bowdoin 
Night at the Pops will be the usual 
Thursday before Ivy Weekend, or 
May 12. Plan now to attend! 



was our guest. 

"On Oct. 11, Walter Moulton '58, Assis- 
tant Director of Admissions, was in the 
Twin Cities to interview boys and to talk 
to school counselors. He reported that he 
had a successful trip and was encouraged 
by the response he received from students 
and school men." 


More than 40 alumni and wives attended 
a dinner meeting at the Holiday Inn, Au- 
burn, on Sept. 29. Principal speaker was 
Bill Shaw '36, Director of Admissions, who 
outlined the College's admissions policies 
and procedures. Special guest was Ed Born 
'57, Editor of the Alumnus. 

Prof. John Donovan spoke at the first of 
the monthly luncheon meetings at Stecki- 
no's Restaurant, Lewiston, on Oct. 12. John 
Cartland '66 and John Dyer '68 gave the 
student view of latest events on the campus 
at our monthly luncheon on Nov. 9. 


More than 40 alumni attended the Oct. 
19 luncheon meeting at which Alumnus 
Editor Ed Born '57 spoke in place of Bos- 
ton's Mayor, John Collins, who at nearly 
the last moment was called from the city 
on official business. Mayor Collins spoke at 
the Nov. 9 meeting, which was also well 


The Club held its annual fall meeting 
on Nov. 10 at the College. Alumni enter- 
tained local high school boys who were 
admissions prospects and their counselors. 

The affair began with a tour of the cam- 
pus. Next was an informal reception at the 
Alumni House and dinner in the Moulton 
Union. President John Caldwell '47 pre- 
sided at the meeting. Council Member 
Emerson Zeitler '20 reported on the fall 
meeting of the Alumni Council. Prof. 
George Quinby '23 won the door prize, a 
Bowdoin armchair. 


An enthusiastic group of Bowdoin men 
and their wives attended the Fall Dinner 
and Ladies' Night at the Longshore Club, 
Westport, on Oct. 8. 

We were happy and privileged to have as 
our guest President Coles, who rewarded 
us with an informative talk about campus 
activities. The Senior Center, current ad- 
missions procedures, and the outlook for 
the current football season were among the 
many subjects he touched upon. 


Nearly 50 alumni attended a dinner meet- 
ing at the Pine Ridge Country Tavern in 
Waterville on Oct. 20. Principal speaker 
was Bill Shaw '36, Director of Admissions, 

who described the College's admissions pol- 
icies and procedures. Special guests were 
Alumnus Editor Ed Born '57 and Capt. Ed 
Langbein '57. 


Secretary Barney Barton '50 reports: "A 
summer gathering of the Club was held at 
the home of Paul and Martha Ivory '37 on 
June 28. More than 30 attended. Our guests 
were Prof, and Mrs. William Shipman. (A 
sad note following this meeting was the 
death of Paul Ivory, a few weeks after this 
happy gathering at his home. The Club 
misses this very loyal son) . 

"On Sept. 16 Dick Wiley '49, Member- 
at-Large to the Alumni Council and past 
President of the Bowdoin Club of Boston, 


A large number of alumni and wives at- 
tended our fall cocktail party and reception 
at the Princeton Club on Oct. 6. Special 
guest was Dean Nathaniel Kendrick, who 
was presented a pewter mug by the club in 
recognition of his impending retirement. 


Robert Grant '32, on sabbatic leave from 
his position at Doshisha University, Japan, 
was guest speaker at the Fall Dinner Meet- 
ing of the Club on Nov. 4. 

Other guests at the meeting were Prof. 
Jerry Brown of the Dept. of Religion and 
Joseph Kamin, Director of News Services. 
Some 35 alumni attended. 



Tues., Jan. 11, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Steckino's Restaurant, 106 Middle St., 

Tues., Feb. 8, noon: monthly luncheon. 
Walter Moulton '58, Assistant Director of 
Admissions, speaker. 

Tues., March 8, noon: monthly luncheon. 
Prof. Roger Howell '58. 


Tues., Jan. 11, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Nick's, 100 Warrenton Rd. Prof. Nathan 
Dane '37, speaker. 

Tues., Feb. 8, noon: monthly luncheon. 
Prof. Roger Howell '58. 

Fri., March 18, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. President Coles, Dean 
Kendrick, Prof. H. R. Brown H'63, speakers. 


Sat., April 30, all day: annual campus 
meeting at the College. 


Thurs., Jan. 20, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the University Club. William Daley '58, 
Chairman of the Club's Prospective Stu- 
dents' Committee, speaker. 

Thurs., Feb. 17, noon: monthly luncheon. 

Thurs., March 17, noon: monthly lun- 
cheon. Prof. Herbert Ross Brown H'63. 


Wed., April 20, evening: spring dinner 
meeting and ladies' night at the Pioneer 
House, Augusta. President Coles, speaker. 


Fri., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. 
dinner: annual meeting at the Princeton 

Club. President Coles, speaker. 


Wed., Feb. 2, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Yale Club, 1524 Walnut St. 

Sat., Feb. 5, evening: annual dinner and 
ladies' night. President Coles, speaker. 


Thurs., Jan. 13, afternoon and evening: 
subfreshman meeting at the Alumni House 
and Moulton Union. 

Wed., Feb. 2, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Cumberland Club, 116 High St. 

Sat., Feb. 5, 5:30 social hour, 6:30 spa- 
ghetti dinner: pre-game affair at the Alum- 
ni House. Bowdoin-Williams hockey game, 
7:30 p.m. at the Arena. 

Wed., March 2, noon: monthly luncheon. 
Prof. C. Douglas McGee, speaker. 


Mon., Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m.: monthly lun- 
cheon at the University Club, Benefit and 
Waterman Streets, Providence. 

Mon., March 7, noon: monthly luncheon. 

Thurs., May 19, evening: spring dinner. 


Thurs., Jan. 13, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Hotel Pennsylvania. 

Thurs., Feb. 10, noon: monthly luncheon. 

Thurs., March 10, noon: monthly lun- 
cheon and ladies' day. 


Tues., Feb. 1, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Sphinx Club, 1315 K St. N.W. 

Tues., March 1, noon: monthly luncheon. 

Thurs., April 14, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. President Coles, speaker. 



the dinner, the Society's Good Citizenship 
Medal was conferred upon Dr. Rodick, who 
delivered an address, "The Patriotism of 
Grant and Lee at Appomattox." The award 
was in recognition of his recently published 
book, Appomattox: The hast Campaign and 
his other historical studies. 


Prof. Helen W. Cole, widow of Samuel 
V. Cole, died in October. From 1936 until 
her death she was a trustee of Wheaton 
College, Norton. Mass., where she also 
taught from 1911 to 1925. Her husband was 
Wheaton's President from 1897 until his 
death in 1925. 


In October, the Maine Council of the 
New England Council gave its Outstanding 
Son of Maine Award to Gov. Percival Bax- 
ter. The Governor was unable to attend the 
ceremonies, and the award was accepted for 
him bv John Baxter '16, his nephew. 

Clarence Eaton wrote in October: "I have 
been re-elected State Secretary and State 
Historian of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants in the State of Maine; and State 
Genealogist of the Society of Colonial Wars 
in the State of Maine; also, Associate Mem- 
ber of the Huguenot Society of Maine. 
Health: most excellent." 


Wallace M. Powers 

37-28 80th Street 

Jackson Heights, N. Y. 11372 

A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Put- 
nam, among others, appeared on the cover 
of the fall, 1965, issue of Packer Classical 
Institute Alumni Aquilo. 


Jasper J. Stahl 

The proceedings of the Memorial Service 
for the late Justice Harold H. Burton have 
been published. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 

iiill At wood has moved from Kennebunk- 
port to Raymond. 

Charlie Cary has had a slight coronary— 
not serious— but he must take it easy for a 

Buster Crosby is recovering rapidly from 

an operation, and is awaiting spring when 
he can get his cat-boat in the water. Buster 
and his good wife, Bess, are ardent sailboat 

Harry MacLaughlin now has seven grand- 
children. He says we all looked alike in our 
55th Reunion Photo. I assume he meant 
like "old men." Harry says he will come to 
our 60th to look us over. 

Rodney Ross is a hard-working man in his 
retired life. He spent the summer fishing 
for Atlantic salmon in Canada, and last 
fall he was busy hunting woodcock and 
partridge. He says the hills are steeper, the 
bushes thicker, and the birds fly faster than 
they did when he was younger. In his spare 
time he helps his wife, Gladys, grow roses. 

Weltha, Sewall's wife, is rapidly improv- 
ing in health, and that is wonderful. You 
sure cannot beat that salt air and sunshine 
of the Maine coast. 


Ernest G. Fifield 
351 Highland Avenue 
UpperMontclair, N. J. 

Leland Howe '50, George's son, wrote in 
October: "With the addition of Christopher 
Pierce Howe on Aug. 26, my father, George 
'11, now has a full hockey team of grand- 
sons, plus a cheerleader . . . ." 

A photograph of Stetson Hussey, among 
others, appeared on the cover of the fall, 
1965, issue of Richer Classical Institute 
Alumni Aquilo. 

Charlie and Lillian Oxnard celebrated 
their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 
1. Their daughter and son-in-law held a 
reception for them. 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

Several members of the Class living near 
Brunswick met with the Class Secretary to 
discuss matters pertaining to the preserva- 
tion of the Class' records and also to the 
55th Reunion in 1967. In addition to the 
Secretary, the members present were Elden 
Barbour, Herb Bryant, Reg Foss, Seward 
Marsh, and Lyde Pratt. 

Members of the Class will regret to learn 
of the death of Loring Pratt's widow, 
Marie, last June 9 in Venice, Fla. 

Class Secretary Bill MacCormick has been 
named to the Maine State Committee of the 
National Council on Crime and Delin- 

Dr. Burleigh Gushing Rodick was guest of 
honor at the annual meeting and dinner of 
the New York Chapter of the Sons of the 
American Revolution in October. Following 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 

Two members of our Class, both articu- 
late representatives of their particular polit- 
ical persuasion, were praised by the press 
last fall. Holmes Alexander in The Evening 
Bulletin of Philadelphia devoted his Sept. 
16 column to Paul Douglas. Describing 
Paul as "the courtliest professor of them 
all," he went on to state: "Such a man as 
Douglas grows like an English oak, in alti- 
tude, in breadth and with the spread of the 
underground roots approximately as expan- 
sive as the boughs. It is this quality of root- 
and-branch equipoise, I think, that gives 
Douglas his political long-lastingness." Two 
weeks later, Donald C. Hansen of the Port- 
land Press Herald devoted a column to the 
fact that any reform of the Maine Legis- 
lature will exclude a bill to limit debate. 
In it, he noted that several members of the 
legislature qualify as bona fide orators, with 
"enough style to be worth listening to even 
when they don't have anything to say." One 
who fitted this description, said Hansen, 
was Sumner Pike, who is "able to invoke 
the Immortal Bard on practically any issue, 
ranging from Sunday liquor to teachers 

Dr. and Mrs. George Cummings' grand- 
son, Daniel, married in September. 

Class Secretary Luther Whittier was a 
member of the Petit Jury of the U.S. Dis- 
trict Court of Maine last fall. 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 

Vernon Marr has been re-elected a Trus- 
tee of the Hillside School, Marlboro, Mass. 

Myles Standish has been re-elected Trea- 
surer of the Board of Trustees of Hillside 
School, Marlboro, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to James Tarbox, whose sister died 
on Oct. 10. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 

Ken Burr shot a hole-in-one at the Port- 
land Country Club in August. This isn't 
often done, but '16 came through again! 

Class President Herb Foster has appointed 
the committee to plan our 50-years-out re- 
union at Commencement in 1966. Bill Ire- 
land is chairman and Win Bancroft is Vice 
Chairman. Serving; on the committee with 
them are Class Secretary Ted Hawes, Paul 


Niven, Alden Head, John Baxter, and Jack 
Fitzgerald. The committee has met twice 
and plans are very well underway. About 
Jan. 1, Bill Ireland will be sharing these 
plans with you by letter. 

Paul Niven has been elected a member 
of the Board of Directors of Portland Good- 
will Industries Inc. 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 

Ralph Thayer's widow, Helen, wrote in 
September: "This summer a friend and I 
drove down to the five concerts in Smith 
Auditorium, from Boothbay. 

"I was happily surprised with the tower- 
ing 'new center.' Truly inspiring with the 
beautiful trees and landscaping. 

"I had been unable to visualize it near 
Old Massachusetts Hall and North Win- 
throp. I am sure Ralph would have loved 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 

Robert Albion had an accident in Octo- 
ber, when his skiff overturned in Mill Creek 
Cove. He spent about 15 minutes in the 
water before being rescued by the police 
and Coast Guard. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 

Francis Warren has retired from his posi- 
tion at Ashley Hall School and is living at 
821 Kenyon St., Charleston, S.C. 29407. 


Sanford B. Cousins 
23 McKeen Street 

Sandy Cousins is National Leadership 
Gifts Chairman of Hebron Academy's $325,- 
000 fund drive. 

Fred Kileski's wife, Katherine, wrote in 
late September: "Fred has improved in the 
past year, and he is able to speak much 
more clearly. He is able to go into Balti- 
more to lunch . . . ." 

Emerson Zeitler was re-elected Chairman 
of the Board of the Brunswick Chapter of 
the American Red Cross in October. He is 
also serving on the Maine Public Safety 


Norman W. Haines 
247 South Street 
Albert R. Thayer 

are Al Benton, Don Clifford, Ralph Ogden, 
Frank Omerod, Alex Standish, Chet Claff, 
Norm Haines, John Young, and Bob Schon- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Albion Benton whose wife, Eliza- 
beth, died on Nov. 6. 

Chet Claff, well known to all of us as 
the originator of Rotary's million dollar 
meal, wrote recently to bring us up to date 
on his latest activities. His oldest daughter 
is in North Vancouver, B.C., and has four 
children. Son, Chet Jr., has his Ph.D. from 
M.I.T. and is now with M.B. Claff & Sons. 
Their youngest, Carol ("the bartender for 
a while at our 40th") has graduated from 
Smith and is in her second year at N.Y.U. 
Chet himself retired in November after 
serving as Vice President of four corpora- 

Sanger Cook and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce 
White '22 left for Europe in late September 
for a tour of Switzerland, Holland, Austria, 
Italy, Turkey, and Greece. 

Pop Hatch has been elected Chairman of 
the Finance Committee of the Dexter Win- 
ter Sports Association for the fourth con- 
secutive year. This association is organized 
on a non-profit basis. More than 500 boys 
and girls participate in skiing and ice 
skating, and no admission is charged. 
Youngsters from several towns in the Dex- 
ter area enjoy the facilities. Financial sup- 
port comes not only from the towns in the 
Dexter area but from more distant com- 
munities— Bangor, Waterville, Skowhegan, 
and Portland. Pop invites all to come over 
for a free ride. Pop also writes to say that 
he became a great-grandfather for the third 
time, when Christopher McMann was born 
on Oct. 20. 

Harry Helson was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of J. Jack Melhorn as President of 
McPherson (Kan.) College on Nov. 14. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ralph Ogden, whose wife, Mary 
Ann, died on Nov. 12. 

Lehigh University honored Kenneth Smil- 


Pop Hatch has been elected Chairman of 
our 45th Reunion. Others on the committee 

ey and five other men this fall, when it 
named its newest residence halls complex 
after them. The new complex houses 264 
upperclassmen. Ken was a member of the 
Lehigh faculty and staff for 33 years before 
his retirement as Vice President in 1964. 
He was also Secretary of the University's 
Board of Trustees from 1952 to 1962. 

Larry Willson has joined the 1921 grand- 
father's club. His first grandchild, Lawrence 
Adams Willson, was born in October. 

Though semi-retired, Larry is active in 
banking. He is chairman of the Board of 
the Bank of Sussex County, and young 

Larry is associated with our "old" Larry 
in this enterprise. 

Larry and Isabel recently moved to Sus- 
sex, N.Y., where they have built a new home 
on one of Larry's two farms. One farm has 
been in the Willson family since 1752. 

John Young was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of James M. Moudy as Chancellor 
of Texas Christian University on Nov. 19. 
John retired last year. His son, Robert '51, 
has taken over the business. 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce White and Sanger 
Cook '21 left for Europe in late September 
for a tour of Switzerland, Holland, Austria, 
Italy, Turkey, and Greece. The Whites' 
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
Rupert White '55, expected to join them 
for a Greek Isle cruise. Bruce retired last 
summer as Treasurer of the Snow Flake 
Canning Co. and is now associated with 
the H.B. Stowe Travel Agency in Brunswick. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 

Marcus Chandler was elected President of 
the Maine Investment Dealers Association 
in November. 

Dr. Earle Perkins was appointed in Octo- 
ber as Superintendent of the Military and 
Naval Children's Home in Bath. 


Clarence D. Rouillard 
209 Rosedale Heights Drive 
Toronto 7, Canada 

Red Cousins, a mainstay of the Guy 
Gannett Publishing Co. of Portland since 
1924, retired on Jan. 1. At one time or 
another, Red did just about everything— 
serving as a reporter, City Editor, Managing 
Editor, and, most recently, as Business 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

John Cronin, Director of the Processing 
Dept. and on the staff of the Library of 
Congress for 40 years, was the recipient of 
the Library's Distinguished Service Award 
in September. The citation said in part: 
"You have not only developed and strength- 
ened the bibliographical services of the Li- 
brary of Congress, you have also extended 
these services to other libraries throughout 
the country and the world to the enduring 
benefit of scholarship." 

Harold Fish has been re-elected Secretary 
of the Bowdoin Club of Chicago. 

In October, Horace Hildreth was con- 


firmed for reappointment to the Committee 
on Educational Television, which oversees 
operation of Maine's ETY network. 

Don MacKinnon is a member of the Re- 
search Advisory Board of the National 
Merit Scholarship Corp. 

Mr. and Mrs. Yaughan Walker announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Sally, 
to Joseph D. Perkins in October. 

Donald Will was Chairman of the 13th 
Annual Tax Conference of the Regional 
Council. New England States Association 
of Public Accountants, at Poland Spring 
in October. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 

Llovd Fowles has retired from the Wind- 
sor (Conn.) Board of Education after hav- 
ing served for four years. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathv to William Armstrong, whose brother 
Gordon '26 died on Sept. 25. He was music 
critic for the New Haven (Conn.) Register. 

In September, Hugh Burgess was pre- 
sented with a 25-year service pin by Proc- 
ter k Gamble. 

Rov Robinson was named a delegate to 
the New England Council of the Principals' 
Association in October. At the same time, 
he was named state representative to the 
National Honor Society. 

In October, Justice Donald Webber of 
the Maine Supreme Court was named 
Chairman of the new Committee on Struc- 
ture of the United Church of Christ. It will 
review the denomination's organization and 
suggest improvements. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 

Judge Richard Chapman was guest speak- 
er at the Bridgton Lions Club meeting on 
Oct. 11. 

Walter Gordon, who had been a member 
of the faculty at Pennsylvania State Uni- 
versity for 37 years, retired on Oct. 1. He 
was named Professor Emeritus of Mathema- 
tics. In August, he expects to attend the 
International Congress of Mathematics in 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Raymond Withey whose wife, Ber- 
nice, died on Oct. 8. 


H. LeBkec Micoleau 

r./o General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 

nounced the engagement of their daughter, 
Anne, to George R. Schink in October. 

Lawrence Hunt wrote in October: "Just 
became a grandfather. My son, Bob, is now 
the proud father of his first child, Jeffrey. 
Since Bob went to Wesleyan, it may be a 
struggle but I'm betting on Bowdoin for 

Bradford Hutchins has been named to 
the Executive Committee of the Pine Tree 
Society for Crippled Children and Adults. 

In September, Roger Ray was named to 
the Portland Regional Opportunity Pro- 
gram, the group which is planning and 
operating the city's community action anti- 
poverty program. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Herb and Marney Chalmers, Phil and 
Marge Chapman, Harry and Lyd Davis, Ben 
and Becky Jenkins, and Bob and Annah 
Thayer all cheered hard for a Bowdoin 
victory at Williamstown on Oct. 16, but to 
no avail. It was fun getting together, how- 
ever, and renewing acquaintances with some 
of the other "oldies." 

Ben Jenkins' daughter, Meredith, was 
married on Aug. 28 in Weston, Mass., to 
H. Wayne Judge of New York. 

Ray Jensen was elected a Director of the 
First Radio Parish Church of America in 
October. In September, he was elected 
Vice President of the Maine Savings and 
Loan League. 

William Locke was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of John S. Hafer as President of 
Curry College, Milton, Mass., on Nov. 17. 

Henry Small has a new address: 11 Sunset 
Ave., Falmouth Foreside. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Barker an- 

Two of Artine Artinian's children are 
spending the year in France. Ellen is an 
assistant in English at Aries, and Bob is a 
French government research fellow at the 
University of Caen. 

Blanchard Bates is now Director of the 
Special Program in European Civilization, 
an undergraduate program of concentra- 
tion at Princeton University. 

Alan Clark gave the welcoming address 
at a conference of the Maine Water Utili- 
ties Association in October. He continues as 
President of the Houlton Water Co. Also 
in October, he was elected a Director-at- 
Large of the Maine State Chamber of Com- 

Dave Perkins writes that he switched to 
golf three years ago when his standing in 
the N.E. senior tennis rankings began to 
slip. His high water mark came in 1959 
when he was ranked third. 

Julian Smyth wrote in October: "Last 
year we cut down on our full-year schedule 
and eliminated our summer camp. This 
gave us a chance to travel for a longer time, 

and we went around the world, stopping 
for two weeks with Manning anrl Alire 
Hawthorne '30, who are with the USIS in 
Pom bay. 

"Last year we tried something new in our 
experience in education. We took our whole 
school (20) and spent the month of March 
in Puerto Rico. It was an exciting innova- 
tion in school work, and we hope to repeat 
the experience." 

In September, Dr. Ben Zolov was named 
to the Portland Regional Opportunity Pro- 
gram, the group which is planning and 
operating the city's community action anti- 
poverty program. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 

Richard Cobb was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Henry C. Borger as President 
of Leicester Junior College on Nov. 7. 

Robert Johnson is Director of Guidance 
at Falmouth High School. 

John Keefe has been appointed an Assis- 
tant Secretary of Peerless Insurance Co. 
and reassigned from underwriting in the 
home office in Keene to Peerless' New York 
Reinsurance Office. 

Steve Lavender wrote in September: "I 
married Hideke Shingu ... on 30 Aug. '63 
and produced my fifth child, Thomas 
Shingu Lavender, on 17 Aug. '65. My three 
other sons are Pete, doing research in 
manned space craft to Mars at MIT this 
fall; Alan, working as a mechanical engi- 
neer for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh; and 
John, studying as a sophomore at Wharton 
School of Finance. My first born, Stephanie, 
is married to attorney A. Thomas Parke of 
West Chester, Pa. Stephanie made me a 
grandfather in the sequence of a boy, girl, 
boy; and Pete has started out with a girl." 
Last May, Steve, who is an Educational 
Director for the military services, received 
a letter of appreciation for his outstanding 
work with the 38th Artillery Brigade. 

Harris Plaisted has been awarded a 
Chartered Life Underwriter diploma. 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 

Class Secretary Richard Boyd has been 
awarded a Chartered Life Underwriter di- 

In October, Gov. Reed of Maine nomi- 
nated Dr. Oscar Hanscom as a member of 
the State Board of Dental Examiners. 

Ned Morse was on the campus last fall 
conducting interviews for Owens-Illinois 
Glass Co. 

Hunter Perry was a member of the Petit 
Jury of the U.S. District Court of Maine 
last fall, according to a note from Luther 
Whittier '13, also a member. 

Francis Russell wrote in October: "I hope 
to have my Harding biography readv in 
1966. Am also writing books for Time-Life 
and Houghton-Mifflin. The million dollar 


law suit of the Hardings against me is still 


Judge Joseph Singer spoke at a meeting 
of the Brunswick Association of University 
Women in October. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 

Steve Deane is on sabbatic leave from his 
position as Chairman of the Psychology 
Dept. at Simmons College and is a Staff 
Associate of the National Science Founda- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Robert Dowling, whose mother 
died on Oct. 26. 

In September the Rev. Lloyd Hackwell 
accepted appointment as Vicar of Grace 
Church, East Concord, N.H., and of St. 
Mary's Church, Penacook, N.H. In October 
he attended a Special Convention of the 
Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. 

In September William Rounds was 
named to the Portland Regional Oppor- 
tunity Program, the group which will plan 
and operate the city's community action 
anti-poverty program. 

Edward Uehlein's son, E. Carl Jr. '62, 
passed the Massachusetts Bar Examination 
in October. 

Robert Winchell has moved from Ann 
Arbor, Mich., to Kenmore Rd., Bloomfield, 
Conn. 06002. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 

Lawrence Dana wrote in October: "My 
daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Er- 
nest H. Greppin Jr., became the parents of 
a baby girl, Barbara Ripley Greppin, on 
May 4, 1965. She is our first grandchild, 
and is named after my father, Ripley L. 
Dana, a former Trustee and Overseer of the 

Richard Henry has a new address: Coe 
College Development Office, Cedar Rapids, 

Dr. and Mrs. John McLean's son, John II 
'59, married on Oct. 2. 

Ronald Marshall was the presiding officer 
at the 29th annual meeting of the Institute 
of Home Office Underwriters in Dallas in 

Steve Merrill was one of the speakers 
during a three-day meeting of the New 
England Associated Press News Executives 
in September. 

Stan Sargent has been re-elected Alumni 
Council Member for the Bowdoin Club of 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 

Roy and Karen Abramovitz. 

Weston Lewis has retired from Pitney- 
Bowes Inc. and is now living at 3 Storer 
St., Portland. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Amos Mills, whose father died on 
Sept. 30. 

In October, Gilbert Peterson's appoint- 
ment as Chairman of the Maine Motor 
Vehicle Dealer Registration Board was con- 

Thurman Philoon is on sabbatical leave 
from Franklin and Marshall College per- 
forming research in Marburg, Germany. 
In August, he attended the International 
Congress of Social Scientists in Vienna. 

Howard Vogel was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Donald C. Kleckner as Presi- 
dent of Elmhurst (111.) College on Nov. 12. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland 14, Ohio 

Richard Barksdale was the speaker at 
commencement exercises of Blayton Busi- 
ness College, Atlanta, Ga., in October. 

William Diller has been named Assistant 
to the Manager of the Product Research 
Dept. of Pitney-Bowes Inc. 

Paul Gilpatric wrote in October: "I am 
pleased to note that that big college deci- 
sion for daughter Beth has come to fru- 
ition. She is a member of the Class of 1969 
at Smith. Regards to all." 

Gary Merrill announced last fall that he 
will run for the Maine Legislature this year. 

In September, Faunce Pendexter was 
nominated by Governor Reed to serve on 
the Maine State Transportation Commis- 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Abe Abramovitz became a grandfather 
on Sept. 11, when Rachel Fay was born to 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Duncan Arnold, whose mother, 
Mrs. Mary Dean Arnold, died on Oct. 18. 

Robert Dearing was promoted to Exec- 
utive Vice President of Thompson Wire 
Co. in September. 

Carl de Suze presented his latest color 
documentary, "Portugal: Windward to Dis- 
covery," at a benefit sponsored by the Men's 
Club of the Braintree, Mass., First Congre- 
gational Church in October. Proceeds went 
to a scholarship fund. 

Art Fischer has been elected President 
and Director and appointed General Man- 
ager of Mobil Marine Transportation Ltd. 
He has moved from Beaumont, Texas, 
where he was Manager of Socony Mobil 
Oil Co.'s Gulf-East Coast Marine Opera- 
tions, to Hamilton, Bermuda, headquar- 
ters of Mobil Marine Transportation. In 
October he wrote to say that he and Mary 
had had a very pleasant visit with Harry 
and Sally Leach. 

Harry Foote has left the daily newspaper 
field to operate two weeklies, the Westbrook 
American and the South Portland-Cape 

Elizabeth Journal. Previously Harry had 
been City Editor of the Portland Press 
Herald, Evening Express, and Sunday Tele- 
gram, and with the Guy Gannett newspapers 
in Portland for 27 years. 

Denholm Smith was transferred this fall 
by St. Regis Paper Co. from Tacoma, Wash., 
to Jacksonville, Fla., where he is the Resi- 
dent Manager. 


John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Leonard Cohen, who continues as Edi- 
torial Writer for the Portland Sunday Tele- 
gram, spoke at a meeting of the Westbrook 
Current Events Club in October. 

Hobart Ellis is now Editor of Physics 
Today, a monthly publication of the Ameri- 
can Institute of Physics. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Seth Larrabee, whose sister, Mrs. 
Frances Larrabee Lanier, died on Oct. 19. 

Ross McLean was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the Cen- 
tennial Convocation of Atlanta University 
on Oct. 17. 

Class Secretary John Rich received a visit 
from Governor Reed while the latter was 
on a tour of the Far East last fall. The 
Governor presented him an award for being 
a "model tree farmer." John owns a 45- 
acre island in Casco Bay. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Robert Bass was elected a Director of the 
Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 

John Winchell was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Leland E. Traywick as Presi- 
dent of the University of Omaha on Oct. 15. 


Henry A. Shorey 

Reunion Chairman Paul Holliday reports 
that plans are well underway for the Class's 
big 25th Reunion June 9-11. Campus head- 
quarters will be at the Pickard Field House, 
and there will be gatherings on Friday 
afternoon and evening and Saturday after- 
noon and evening. 

Members of the committee serving with 
Paul are John Robbins, Henry Hastings, 
Rodney Ross, Frank Sabasteanski, Richard 
Chittum, Henry Shorey, Lendall Knight, 
and Everett Pope. Dix Holliday is in charge 
of a special program for the wives. 

Leonard Cronkhite has been named com- 
mander of the 187th Separate Infantry 
Brigade, USAR. He holds the rank of a 
colonel in the Reserve. 

Orville Denison was nominated by Presi- 
dent Johnson in October to be postmaster 
of Cornish. 


WORKS '42, HACKWELL '34, POPE '41, 
LYONS '48 & MORSE '42 

Harrv Miller was elected President of the 
Tappan Zee Chapter of the American Pro- 
duction and Inventory Society last fall. For 
the past eight years he has been associated 
with P.R. Mallory Co., and is now Manager 
of Manufacturing Services at the company's 
headquarters in Tarrytown, N.Y. 

Everett P. Pope was one of the principal 
speakers at a Special Convention of the 
Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 

Rodnev Ross has been re-elected First 
Vice President of the Pine Tree Society for 
Crippled Children and Adults. 

Class Secretary Henry Shorey was elected 
a Director of the Maine Press Association 
last fall. 


John L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Road 
Oswego, Oregon 

George Cummings's son, Daniel, and 
Georgia Anne Riparetti of Santa Barbara, 
Calif., married on Sept. 24. 

Bob Davidson was the guest speaker at 
the annual reception for members of the 
Subscription Committee of the Hudson 
Valley Philharmonic Society. The reception 
was held in September in Poughkeepsie, 

Chick Ireland has been elected a member 
of the Board of Directors of International 
Telephone and Telegraph Corp. 

Dutch Morse was one of several alumni 
(see cut) who attended a Special Conven- 
tion of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hamp- 
shire in October. Dutch, who is Secretary of 
the General Convention of the New Hamp- 
shire Episcopal Diocese, served as toast- 
master at the evening dinner of the Special 

Gt orge Thurston is an Instructor in Social 
Studies at Washington State College. 

The Rev. David Works attended a Special 
Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of 
New Hampshire in October. 


John- F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buckley announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Patricia 
Ann, to Robert R. Davidson in November. 

Fowler Dugger became Editor of the Au- 
burn (University) Alumnews last fall. Be- 
fore his appointment he had been Admin- 
istrative Assistant to the Auburn University 
Director of Development for five years. 

Bob Maxwell returned last fall from 
seven years abroad as a United Nations 
Technical Administrator. He is now living 
at 604 Quaker Rd., Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Winthrop Piper left Miss Hall's School 
last fall and is now Chairman of the English 
Department of Berkshire Community Col- 
lege, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Philmore Ross was elected to the Board 
of Directors of the Brunswick Chapter of 
the American Red Cross in October. 

Wilfred Small wrote in October: "Two 
oldest boys at Choate School in Connecticut. 
Still have two at home to keep things busy. 
Recently attended the Bowdoin-Williams 
football game with Don Conant '41, Geoff 
Stanwood '38, and Bill Ireland '49." 


Ross Williams 
23 Aha Place 
Centuck P.O. 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

Julian Ansell was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the 
inauguration of the Very Rev. John A. 
Fitterer as President of Seattle University on 
Oct. 13. 

Stan Cressey was appointed Account 
Executive and Director of Industrial Client 
Contact of Midas Advertising, Newark, N. J., 
in September. 

Cdr. Norman Duggan left for a year's 
tour in Vietnam in October. 

George Griggs had this to say in Novem- 
ber: "Now President of the Katouah Village 
Improvement Society. Happy to be Alumni 
Council Member from New York Club. The 
insurance agency is very busy, and I am 
lucky to have a good sized number of Bow- 
doin men as clients." 

Joe Johnson's wife wrote in September: 
"Joe is now in the restaurant business- 
Crescent Beach Inn in Cape Elizabeth. We 
went into business with his mother and now 
run the inn as a public restaurant with 
rooms on a year 'round basis. Children are 
Jeff (10i/ 2 ) , Heidi (5i/ 2 ) , and Lori (4) .... 
Bud and Sarah Joy flew in last month to 
spend a few days with us. Some fun after 
16 years of 'no see.' Got together with the 
Carroll Rosses." 


Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to John Babbitt, whose father, 
Frank P. Babbitt '18, died last Aug. 23. 

Richard Johnstone was appointed Divi- 
sional Sales Manager for Northeastern 
Massachusetts of the New England Tele- 
phone Co. in October. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to the Rev. George Morrison, 
whose mother died on Oct. 26. 

In October, George Perkins was sworn 
in as District 12 Court Judge of the State 
of Maine. 

Don Philbrick was named a Director of 
the First Radio Parish Church of America 
in October. 

Dr. George F. Sager has been elected to 
the Medical Advisory Board of the North- 
ern New England Osteotomy Club. 

Bob Stuart was Vice Chairman of the 
Brunswick Area United Fund appeal last 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford 7, Conn. 

Taylor Cole wrote in November: "Am 
now head of Department of Mathematics 
at the Harvard School, North Hollywood, 
Calif. When I'm not busy at school I have 
plenty to do at home, with our family of 
five boys and three girls. We love to see 
old friends, so look us up if you come to 
the L.A. area." 

Bruce Elliott wrote in October: "Retired 
from the Army June 30, 1965, after more 
than 22i/2 years continuous active duty. 
Since then have been plant comptroller for 
Schrader Aerosol Products in Manchester, 
N. H. Am leaving this job now (Oct. 15) 
to go into business for myself making and 
distributing a carpet dye product under 
license in New Hampshire, Vermont, and 

Peter Garland's daughter, Nancy, who 
was injured in an automobile accident on 
Sept. 5, was discharged from the Maine 
Medical Center on Oct. 3. 

Dr. Harold Lee wrote in September: 
"Appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of 
Psychiatry, Boston University School of 
Medicine, effective July 1, 1965. Am still 
Assistant Superintendent, Medfield State 
Hospital. Also, Director of Rehabilitation 
Program under a $500,000 Public Health 
Grant. . . ." 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

East Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Eric Hirshler is on sabbatical leave from 
Denison University, where he is an As- 
sociate Professor of Modern Languages and 
Visual Arts, and is pursuing research in 

Archie Maxwell was elected First Vice 
President of the Maine State Chamber of 
Commerce in October. 

In September, Dick Norton was named 
a Director of the Maine Heart Association. 

Bob Porteous has been named Chairman 
of the 1966 Portland United Fund Cam- 
paign. During the past year, he was Chair- 
man of Division A of the Advanced Gifts 




Unit and helped the Fund to top its 
$940,000 goal by nearly $3,000. 

Herrick Randall was elected President of 
the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 

Earl Hanson has been named Chairman 
of the Commission on Undergraduate 
Education in Biological Sciences. 

Last fall the Clement Hiebert family had 
an unusual guest, a 19-year-old school 
teacher from Guinea with a heart condition 
that required surgery and 50 pints of blood. 
Clement first met the youth last summer 
when the former served on the S. S. Hope 
and diagnosed his illness. Through a public 
appeal, the necessary blood was donated 
and, at last report, the Hieberts' young 
guest was recovering from a successful 
operation performed at Massachusetts 
General Hospital. 

Dr. Robert Hunter is living at 22858 
Law, Dearborn, Mich. 

Bob Morrell has been elected a Director- 
at-Large of the Maine State Chamber of 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to William Wiswall, whose father, 
Dr. Edward H. Wiswall, died on Sept. 16. 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmust Avenue 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jim Aronson, whose father died 
on Oct. 2. 

Dr. Albert Babcock, who is a member 
of the staff of Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, 
spoke at a meeting of the South Windsor 
(Conn.) RN Club in September. 

Bill and Ginny Kern became the parents 
of their third daughter and fifth child, 
Annette, on Aug. 30, 1965. "Everyone is 
doing fine," Bill reported in November. 

James Longley has been awarded a 
Chartered Life Underwriter diploma. 

The Ven. Don Lyons attended a Special 
Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of 
New Hampshire in October. 

This report from Mike Milden in Octo- 
ber: "I was miraculously saved from severe 
injury while on my way to a routine 

prescription delivery. I was hit by a lumber 
truck and bounced off a parked auto into 
a side brick wall. Escaped with only minor 
injuries, and hope to be at my 20th Re- 
union with wife Sylvia, Carol (9) , and 
Alan (6i/ 2 ) . I see S. C. Martin '22 and 
George Younger '47 with a great deal of 


Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 

The Rev. John Ashey became the Rector 
of St. James Parish, Newport Beach, Calif., 
on Oct. 1, after having served for the past 
five years as Rector of All Saints' Episcopal 
Church, San Leandro, Calif. 

Sherman Carpenter has been appointed 
Vice President-Industrial Relations of Em- 
hart Corp., Hartford, Conn. 

In September, Charles Cole was elected 
First Vice President of the Independent In- 
surance Agents Association of Maine. 

Dr. Carl Cooper has been appointed 
counseling psychologist for the University 
Counseling and Testing Center of the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire. 

Reid Cross has been named Manager of 
Financial Planning of Pitney-Bowes Inc., 
Stamford, Conn. 

A second daughter and fourth child was 
born to Jim Doughty and his wife in 

Sherman Fein participated in a forum 
on third party losses during the Western 
Massachusetts Claimsmen's Association 
Claims Seminar in October. 

Bill Ireland has been named to the 
President's Council, a general advisory 
group at Clark University. 

Ray Lebel has been elected a Director 
of the Maine State Golf Association. 

Maj. John Littlefield has been named 
Assistant Professor of Military Science at 
Lafayette College. 

Douglas Littlehale has been promoted 
to Chemical Products Manager for the 
Metal Hydrides Division of Ventron Corp., 
Beverly, Mass. 

Noyes Macomber was a panelist at the 
12th Annual Convention of the Associated 
Blind of Massachusetts in Boston on Oct. 
9 and 10. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to George Nevens, whose father, 
Dr. George S. Nevens '18, died Sept. 16. 

Alan Slater was one of the speakers at the 
fall meeting of the Estate Planning Council 
of Pioneer Valley at Amherst, Mass., in 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Donald Spring, whose father, 
Fred C. Spring, died on Sept. 16. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 

Emil Allen, who is New Hampshire's 
State Librarian, was elected President of 
the New England Library Association in 

William Barron received a 10-year service 
certificate from Brig. Gen. Leo A. Kiley, 
Commander of the Air Force Cambridge 
Research Laboratories, Bedford, Mass., in 
October. Bill is a research physicist at the 

Mert Henry is Chairman of the Portland 
Committee on Foreign Relations. 

Marshall Hills wrote in November: "Still 
in charge of production at the Inter- 
chemical plant in Winthrop, Maine. Also 
elected Vice President of the local Chamber 
of Commerce. I am very active in all 
phases of the Masons." 

Leland Howe wrote in October: "With 
the addition of Christopher Pierce Howe 
on Aug. 26, my father, George '11, now has 
a full hockey team of grandsons, plus a 
cheerleader. Unfortunately, my brother's 
three boys will probably follow their father 
to Harvard. We both are getting too old 
to go for the baseball nine." 

In October, Gene McNabb won the 11th 
Annual Westchester County Hole-in-One 
Contest. He hit an eight-iron shot 15 inches 
from the pin on a 148-yd. hole at the 
Wykagyl Country Club to defeat a field of 
671 competitors. 

Class Secretary Dick Morrell, as President 
of the Brunswick Area Chamber of Com- 
merce, greeted the College's freshman class 
at the second annual chicken barbecue 
planned by the community as an introduc- 
tion to Brunswick. The affair was held in 

Sam Philbrick wrote in October: "On the 
9th of August, Ingrid and I became the 
parents of a daughter whom we named 
Susan Elisabeth. Our son, Thomas Dudley, 
is three years old and is trying to cope with 
two languages— German and English!" 

Under John Russell's leadership, Division 
E of the Greater Portland United Fund 
raised nearly $110,000, or 103% of its goal, 
last fall. 

Phin Sprague's election as President of 
Petroleum Heat & Power Co. of Rhode 
Island was announced in October. 

George Winius has returned from Port- 
ugal and is living at 1231 Northwest 36th 
Terrace, Gainesville, Fla. 


Louis J. Siroy 

Parker Road 

West Chazy, N. Y. 12992 

Prescott Fay wrote an article, "A Russian 
Base in Decline," for the Sept. 29 edition 
of the Baltimore Sun. In it, he described a 
weekend he spent in a Russian monastery in 
northern Greece. 

William Houston was elected a Director 
of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce 
in October. 

This report from Robert Kemp: "I've 
just accepted a new position in Boston as 
Director of Marketing for Marine Optical 
Manufacturing Co., and will be responsible 
for all domestic and international sales of 
Marine fashion eyewear for men, women, 
and children." 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mehlhorn announce 
the birth of a daughter, Nancy, on Sept. 3. 

Lawrence Ray is now living on Sunnyview 
Ave., Hackettstown, N. J. 


Don Tuttle reports a new address: 106 
Beacon Hill Dr., Coraopolis, Pa. 15108 

This note from Richard Vokey: "Trans- 
ferred in May. 1965. by First National City 
Bank from post of Manager, Jeddah, Saudi 
Arabia, to that of Resident Vice President, 
London. Maureen and I now have three 
children, Sarah. Nicholas and Matthew." 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 

Herb Andrews, who continues as As- 
sociate Professor of History at Towson 
State College, Baltimore, had an article, 
"Bismarck's Foreign Policy and German 
Historiography, 1919-1945," published in 
the September issue of the Journal of 
Modern History. 

John Morrell is treasurer of State Street 
Bank Boston Internationa], a recently 
created and wholly owned subsidiary of 
State Street Bank & Trust Co. 

Campbell Niven, who continues as 
Publisher of the Brunswick Record, was 
elected President of the Maine Press As- 
sociation last fall. 

Dr. A. J. Pappanikou was elected Chair- 
man of the Northeast Region of the Amer- 
ican Association for Mental Deficiency in 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1413 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Carl Apollonio, whose mother 
died on Oct. 27. 

Jack Baumer is a Lecturer in Asian 
Languages at the University of Hawaii, 
and is living at 2048 Kapiolani Blvd., 

Jay Carson has been appointed Sales 
Representative for the Union Metal Manu- 
facturing Co., Canton, Ohio. Jay is located 
in the Atlantic District, with headquarters 
in Baltimore. 

Bob Chamberlin was named Personnel 
Officer of the Colonial Bank & Trust Co. 
in September. 

Allan Cook is Director of the Neighbor- 
hood Youth Corps program at Bonny Eagle 
High School, Buxton. 

John Day, who was on home leave from 
the U. S. Embassy at Athens, Greece, spoke 
at a meeting of the Wolfeboro (N. H.) 
Rotary Club in September. 

Frank Farrington has been awarded a 
Chartered Life Underwriter diploma. He 
is associated with Union Mutual Life In- 
surance Co. in Maine. 

Albert fuller is practicing law in Spencer, 

In late September, Harold Mack an- 
nounced the opening of offices in Boston for 
the practice of labor relations law. He 
continues to maintain a Boston office in 
association with the firm of Morgan, Brown, 
Kearns and Joy. 

Capt. Gordon Milliken has completed a 
four as a Reserve Officer Training Corps 

instructor at Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology and is now assigned to Maxwell 
AFB, Ala. 

Davison Osgood wrote an article, "Pour 
Over Will: Appraisal of Uniform Testa- 
mentary Additions to Trusts Act," for the 
August issue of Trusts and Estates. He has 
been promoted to Vice President and Trust 
Officer of the Canal National Bank's Trust 
Division and elected President of the Cor- 
porate Fiduciaries of Maine. 

Dan Silver is the Town Chairman of the 
1966 March of Dimes campaign in Saugus, 

Bill Wyatt is studying under terms of a 
post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for 
Research in the Humanities at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Only six such fellow- 
ships are awarded each year. Bill is on 
leave from the University of Washington. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 

Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, Allen, 

& McKusick 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 3 

Dr. Keith Buzzell, representing the 
American Osteopathic Hospital Association, 
was one of 35 members of the advisory 
group that met at Social Security head- 
quarters in Baltimore to discuss participa- 
tion of physicians in the Medicare Program. 
The meeting was in October. 

James Flaker has assumed command of 
the USS Tills, a Naval Reserve ship station- 
ed at South Portland. Jim holds the rank 
of lieutenant commander in the Naval Re- 

Bill Fraser, now in his fifth year as 
principal of Winslow High School, was the 
subject of a "Face of Maine" feature story 
in the Portland Sunday Telegram during 

Leonard Mulligan has been named Chair- 
man of the City Council Industrial and 
Commercial Development Coordinating 
Committee of Bath. 

Ernest Roney, a lieutenant in the Naval 
Reserve, was named an instructor in the 
fundamentals of science for the Naval 
Reserve Officers' School at Salem, Mass., in 

VOSE '55 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Department of Modern 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Benoit became the 
parents of Katherinc Benoit on Oct. 5. 

Frank Cameron is the commanding office] 
of an airborne cavalry troop and has been 
serving in Santo Domingo since May. 

Art Cecelski is third officer ("navigator; 
aboard the USS Hardhead, a submarine. 

Edward Hay has moved to 12') Elfreth's 
Alley, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. He is a City 
Planner with the Philadelphia Planning 

Peter Pirnie and Carolyn Ruth Pollard 
married on Sept. 1 1 . 

Dr. Richard Taylor has joined the staff 
of St. Mary's General Hospital, Lewiston. 

Robert Vose has been appointed Assis- 
tant Actuary at Connecticut General Life 
Insurance Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rupert White left on Sept. 
30 for a tour of Europe, where they 
planned to visit relatives in Germany and 
join Rupert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce 
White '22, in Athens. They expected to 
return to the United States on Oct. 30. 

James Williams has been named Manager 
of the West Roxbury (Mass.) Branch of 
the First National Bank of Boston. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Spencer Apollonio, whose 
mother died on Oct. 27. 

Dave and Sally Bird write they are hope- 
ful of coming East this year for our 10th 
Reunion. Business continues to be good in 
Chicago for Dave. Their current address is 
5250 North Campbell Ave., Chicago. 

Norman Cohen was married Sept. 12. He 
and his bride, Linda, are living at 12 Old 
Colony Lane, Arlington, Mass. Classmates 
Warren Greene, Mort Price, and Lewis 
Kaskel were ushers, as was Barry Waldorf 
'58. Bob Mathews sang two solos at the 

George de Lyra has been appointed to 
the faculty of the Portland School of 
Fine and Applied Art. 

Otho Eskin wrote in October: "After 
two years in Damascus, Syria, I have been 
reassigned to Washington for language 
training at the Foreign Service Institute. 
On June 6 of this year, our second child 
and first son, Edward Bruce, was born in 
Damascus." Otho's address is 1816 14th 
St. N., Arlington, Va. 

Capt. Lucius Hallett has been reassigned 
to Paine Field, Washington. He is still in 
the Air Rescue Service, and hopes "to stav 
in the country long enough to thaw out 
after Labrador." 

Dave and Linda Hurlev announce the 
birth of their first child, Jonathan David, 
on Oct. 19. 

Elliott Kanbar wrote in October: "Still 
running my wholesale travel business called 
'$5-A-Day Tours.' It is now the largest 
agency in the USA as far as European tours 
are concerned. The biggest news of all is 
my recent marriage to the most wonderful 
girl in the world, the former Judith 
Lindenbaum, a graduate of Hunter Col- 

Class Secretary Jerry Kirby received his 
Chartered Life Underwriter diploma last 
fall. Jerry is a representive of the Boston 


Group Office of New England Life, and 
specializes in employee benefit programs. 
His office is at 80 Federal St. 

John Kreider is an Accounting Supervisor 
with Mobil Oil Co. and is living at 512 
Ganttown Rd., Blackwood, N. J. 

Richard, Ginny, and Bobby Kurtz are 
living in Richmond, Va., where Dick is 
Assistant to the Divisional Vice President 
of the AMF Bakery Machinery Division. 

John Maloney has been appointed a Vice 
President of the W. L. Hatch Co., a real 
estate and insurance firm in New Britain, 

Alan Messer's third child and first daugh- 
ter, Diana, was born on March 20, 1965. 
Alan is working as a Research Analyst for 
Prudential Insurance Co. 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 

Charlie Abbott's appointment as Second 
Assistant County Attorney for Androscoggin 
County was announced in October. Charlie 
is a partner in the firm of Skelton, Taintor 
and Abbott in Lewiston. 

Al Bachorowski and Patricia Meaney 
married on Oct. 30. They are living at 36 
Summer St., Salem, Mass. 

Stan Blackmer wrote in October: "After 
working on the early Gemini flights at 
Cape Kennedy, I am now working on Apollo 
guidance and navigation for NASA in 
Houston. Still a bachelor." 

John Collier wrote in November: "On 
exchange with the British Special Air Ser- 
vice (the equivalent of our Special Forces) 
for one year. The location is Hereford, 
Herefordshire— near the border of England 
and Wales. 

"While in London at the American 
Officers' Club I awoke one morning to find 
that my roommate for the night was Pete 
Merry '67, one of the Meddies and a Chi 
Psi, too. Also, I bumped into Steve 
Land '57." 

Al Cushner passed the Massachusetts Bar 
Examination in October. 

Rod Dyer has been appointed Branch 
Manager of Occidental Life Insurance Co. 
of California in Portland. 

Dick Fickett wrote in November: "Am 
presently attending the regular course here 
(Fort Leavenworth, Kan.) at U. S. Army 
Command and General Staff College. 
Arrived in August, and hope to graduate 
in June. Had my Vietnam tour curtailed 
two months, so I left Saigon in July." 

Jim Kim wrote in November to say that 
he expects to return to Stanford Univer- 
sity Medical Center as soon as he com- 
pletes his Air Force hitch. 

Jim Kushner wrote in September: "Am 
now an Army veteran, having spent two 
years as a Captain in the Medical Corps 
serving in Pyong-tack, Korea. Currently, I 
am a Resident in Internal Medicine at the 
Presbyterian-University Hospital of the 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medi- 
cine." Jim's address is 240 Melwood St., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213. 

Charlie Leighton wrote in October: "I 
have resigned my instructorship at the 

Harvard Business School to accept the posi- 
tion of Group Manager with the Bangor 
Punta Alegre Sugar Corp. I will be re- 
sponsible for the operations of three of its 
subsidiaries. Our new address is Crescent 
Rd., Concord, Mass." 

Joe McDaniel's wife, Martha, wrote in 
October: "Joe received his master of science 
in veterinary and animal sciences at the 
University of Massachusetts in June, 1965. 
He is working toward a Ph.D. in the same 
department at this institution. Recently 
saw Paul Berube '59, also at U. Mass. Spent 
the month of August in Honolulu for a 
wedding and family reunion (wife's 
family) ." 

Fletch Means wrote in October: "Enjoy- 
ing California very much with my wife, 
Carol. For the past six years, I have been a 
stockbroker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. 
and love it. Will heartily welcome any 
Bowdoin men at our house in Belmont." 

Bob Philippe has moved from Hartsdale, 
N. Y., to 22 Hillwood Rd., East Brunswick, 

John Ranlett is living at 38 Langdon St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ridlon announce the 
birth of their first child, Dean Magnus, 
on Aug. 23. 

Bob Shepherd and Joan Chandler Ross of 
Cape Shore married on Sept. 25. They are 
living at Apt. 402, 305 C St. N.E., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Dick Smith wrote in October: "Teaching 
at Browne and Nichols School in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., for the eighth year. Nearing 
completion of a master's degree in second- 
ary school administration at B.U." 

Roland Wilson's address is 123 Sewall 
Ave., Apt. 1 H, Brookline, Mass. 


John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 

Dave Berube is teaching at Scituate 
(Mass.) High School this year. 

Al Boone had the pleasure of attending 
a Senior Center discussion Oct. 15-17. It 
was also attended by Ray Babineau '59 
and Ed Garick '59. The panel discussed 
problems in medical education. "It was a 
special bonus to see the Roots again after 
several years," Al wrote. 

Albert Gibbons is now head of the Port- 
land office of F. S. Moseley & Co., stock- 

Capt. Steve Johnson has been transferred 
from Fort Hood, Texas, to Vietnam. His 
address is Advisory Team #75, APO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96314. 

Edward Koch has been elected an Invest- 
ment Research Officer by the Board of 
Directors of Old Colony Trust Co., Boston. 

David Manyan and Janet Ruth Colon of 
Cranston, R. I., married on Oct. 9. 

Al Marz wrote in October: "I expect to 
graduate from the College of Osteopathic 
Medicine and Surgery this June, and will 
intern at Osteopathic General Hospital in 
Rhode Island. Jean and I are expecting our 
first child in December." 

Dick Michelson wrote in October: "On 
May 18, Eric Scott Michelson joined the 

world so our family is now complete (two 
girls, one boy). We still enjoy Seattle, and 
my current position with Boeing offers a 
great challenge." 

Lou Norton wrote in October: "Elinor 
and I are the proud parents of a son, Mark 
Douglas, born at Fort Knox, Ky. We are 
looking forward to our return to civilian 
life next June." Lou is a dentist in the 

Gordon Page is now living at 4525 West 
84th St., Minneapolis, Minn. He is in sales 
with Doubleday & Co. 

Cameron Smith is directing the Bruns- 
wick Choral Society this year. 

Greg Snow, a graduate student at Wayne 
State University, is now living at 167 Pil- 
grim St., Highland Park, Mich. 48203. 

Brud Stover was elected City Council 
Chairman of Bath in November. 

Capt. John Towne completed a year of 
duty in Vietnam in August and is now sta- 
tioned at Westover Field with the 814th 
Medical Group. 

Fritz Weden has resigned from CARE 
and is Assistant Food for Peace Officer with 
the Agency for International Development 
in Vietnam. 


Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
Beverly Hospital 
Beverly, Mass. 

Dr. Reid Appleby is now living at 10 
Dartmouth St., Apt. 1, Portland. 

Bruce Baldwin has been promoted to 
Division Sales Manager in Western Massa- 
chusetts for the New England Telephone. 

David Brace is teaching fifth grade at 
East Corinth. 

John Christie spoke on Maine's chances 
to be host of the Winter Olympics at a 
meeting of physical education teachers dur- 
ing the Maine Teachers Association Con- 
vention in October. John is General Man- 
ager of the Sugarloaf Mountain Corp. and 
President of the Maine Ski Council. 

Bob Clifford is teaching business law at 
Bliss College in Lewiston this year. 

Charles Dyer wrote in October: "I am a 
first year student at the Harvard Business 
School. Wife, Karen, is teaching fourth 
grade in Brookline, Mass." 

Ronald Dyer wrote in October: "Still 
working in optics research at the Frank- 
ford Arsenal here in Philadelphia. I will 
soon be moving into a small, ivy-covered 
100-year-old house in the heart of the city." 

Paul Estes is teaching mathematics at 
North Attleboro (Mass.) High School. He 
expects to finish his courses at Brown Uni- 
versity next summer. 

Among Bob Garrett's summer guests in 
Ocean City, N. J., were Prof. David Walker, 
his wife, and their three children; Fran 
Marsano '58, and Peter Smith '60. 

Capt. Stuart Goldberg wrote in November: 
"Received a telephone call from Jim Gould 
'60, who is now in Munich studying medi- 
cine. We plan to get together soon, as I 
am in Byreuth, Germany, about three hours 
away. Have been busy helping the local 
German Jewish community reopen its 
synagogue, which was partially destroyed 
in World War II." 


"We are now living in the Sun City 
i El Paso) ," wrote Alton Gross in November, 
'Where I am taking an orthopedic surgery 
residency with the Army at William Beau- 
mont General Hospital. Our family has now 
grown to four with the birth of Diana 
Marie on 28 Feb. 65. Steven Edward was 
three on 30 July." 

In September Ronald Kirwood's ap- 
pointment as Sales Engineer for the Semi- 
conductor Division of Microwave Associ- 
ates Inc.. Burlington, Vt., was announced. 

Ottie McCullum was assigned in October 
to the Brunswick Office of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Portland. 

John McLean and Susan O'Brien of 
Bronxville, X. V.. married on Oct. 2. 

Barbara and Bob McMurrav announce 
the birth of a son, Christopher Robert, on 
June 12. The McMurravs have moved to 
121 Laurel St.. Longmeadow, Mass. 

This report from Rav Owen: "We're still 
at the Universitv of Illinois. Sue is working 
on her master's in child development, and 
I'm working on a Ph.D. in ecology. Our 
daughter, Robin Lea, is 18 months old, 
and we're expecting a second child in 
January. We hope to come back East about 
Christmas time for a short visit." 

John Perkin wrote in October: "Perkin- 
Elmer's tallest instrument peddler was 
transferred in late June from Virginia to 
Montreal. . . . My area consists of eastern 
Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. Sell- 
ing infrared equipment to one who speaks 
only French can be a bit testy, but is usual- 
Iv more amusing than difficult. I am living 
at 3475 Ridgewood Ave., Montreal 26." 

John Ward gave a paper before the 
Optical Society of America at the annual 
meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 6. In 
addition to his work at Technical Opera- 
tions Research, John is continuing a pro- 
gram toward a Ph.D. at Boston University. 

Zeke Zucker wrote in October: "On Sept. 
18, I was married to Miss Vasuko Igarashi 
of Tokyo, Japan. She is an alumna of 
Seijo University. Ushers at the wedding, 
which took place in Tokyo, were Ted 
Xakane and Dave Nakane '54. We are liv- 
ing at 9619 Cape View Ave., Norfolk, Va." 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Capt. Peter Anderson has been trans- 
ferred from Fort Carson, Colo., to the U. S. 
Army Judiciary, Office of the Judge Advo- 
cate General, in Washington, D. C. 

Norn's Ashe is living on Ludlow Ave, 
Bellemead, N. J. 

Peter Blattner has completed his studies 
in Bawl, Switzerland, and is currently with 
the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa. 
He and Regina have two little daughters. 
They are in touch with the Emile Jurgenses, 
who are well, too. 

In October, Steve Burns said he hoped 
to finish his doctoral thesis in November 
and that his wife expected to complete hers 
by next summer. Both are studying in 
the Division of Engineering Sciences at 

Alan Butchmatl has passed the Massa- 

chusetts Bar examination and is an attorney 
for the Department of Labor. 

Soon Chough is Assistant Professor of 
Economics at the Whittemore School of the 
University of New Hampshire. 

Bob Crowe and Nancy E. Barton married 
at Carlisle, Pa., on Oct. 9. 

Dave Fischer wrote in October: "Am 
working as a clinical audiologist for the 
Special School District of St. Louis (Mo.) 
County. Became engaged about two months 
ago to Andrea Cohn of Waterloo, Iowa, a 
graduate of Northwestern LIniversity 
and currently a touring member of the 
Ladies' Professional Golf Association." 

Lt. Bob Hohlfelder has a new address: 
55 Southside Ave., Freeport, N. Y. 11520. 

Roger Kirwood was the leading man in 
a production of Mary, Mary put on by the 
Longmeadow (N. Y.) Theater on the Green 
in November. 

Ben and Judy Kohl became parents of 
their first daughter and second child, 
Laura Ann, in September. 

Dale Matheson, a graduate student at the 
University of Pennsylvania, is now living 
at 2504 Stoneybrook Lane, Drexel Hill, Pa. 

William Page left in October for a tour 
as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. 

Glenn Richards's address is 1800 R St. 
N.W., Apt. 708, Washington, D.C. 20009. 

Capt. Worthing West reported in Novem- 
ber: "Am presently with the 1st Infantry 
Division near Bien Hoa, Vietnam. Saw 
Bob Whelan '62 in Saigon. He's with a 
Special Forces Detachment." 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

Class Secretary Larry Bickford and his 
wife, Ann, announce the arrival of David 
Lawrence Bickford on Sept. 16. He is their 
first child. 

James Cohen has joined the staff of 
Maine Attorney General Richard J. Du- 

Lymie and Darien Cousens have moved to 
Howard St., Ipswich, Mass. 

Dr. Malcolm Cushing, a dentist in the 
Air Force, has been assigned to Kunsan 
Air Base, Korea. 

Sam and Sara Jane Elliott are teaching at 
the Leysin (Switzerland) American School 
this year. 

Lt. (jg) Paul Geary is working in inter- 
national logistics at the U. S. Naval Supply 
Center, Bayonne, N. J. His home address is 
1 1 Pontiac St., Staten Island, N. Y. 

Peter, June, Sid, and Ben Haskell are 
living at Buchenweg 5, Weiden, West Ger- 
many. Sid has started first grade in the 
German grammar school. 

Steve Hays and Catherine C. Houck of 
Califon, N. J., married on Aug. 21. 

Howard Karlsberg wrote in October: "I 
am a student for an M.A. degree at Dallas 
Theater Center, which is affiliated with 
Trinity University. My wife is a second- 
year student at the S.M.U. School of Law." 
Howard's address is 3036 Yale Blvd., Dallas, 

Mickey Levitt wrote in October: "Judy and 
T are now living in Providence. I graduated 

from lulls Dental School in /uric, and 
I am now taking a one year internship in 
oral surgery at the Rhode Island Hos- 
pital. We have one son, Jonathan, who is 
now 14 months <*ld." 

Chris Michelsen wrote in October: "I 
have begun medical school here at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons. Ii 
seems odd to be a full-time student again. 
Everything here is really great. . . ." 

The engagement of Douglas Smyth and 
Karen Lazarus of Yonkers, N. Y., was an- 
nounced in October. 

Kent Spriggs is now living at Apt. 15, 
141 Sullivan St., New York, N. V. 10012. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiguetti 
519 East Algonquin Road 
Arlington Heights, 111. 

Dave Barron is practicing dentistry in 
the Air Force. He is living at 406 Jasmine 
Ave., Altus AFB, Okla. 

Doug Blodgett is teaching mathematics 
at the Junior High School of the Hallowell- 
Farmingdale School District. 

Bill Cohen passed the Massachusetts Bar 
Examination in October. 

Paul Constantino passed the Massachu- 
setts Bar Examination in October. 

Ted Curtis has been elected to the Board 
of Directors of the Ripon Society, a Re- 
publican research and policy group. He is 
in his last year at Harvard Law. 

Robert Ferrell and Mimi Staelin of 
Toledo, Ohio, married Aug. 28. They will 
reside at 662 Green St., Cambridge, Mass., 
while Bob continues graduate work at 
Tufts and Mimi teaches fifth grade. 

This note from Bob Freeman in Septem- 
ber: "Although my address may sound like 
I am in the thick of things in Southeast 
Asia, I'm stationed in Northern Japan, at 
Misawa Air Base. . . . The fighter squadrons 
based here perform 'temporary duty' in 
South Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, 
but those of us who are not pilots onlv 
hear about the war. I am the Division 
Commander's 'aide de camp' at the present 
time. In August I'll be discharged from 
the service here in Japan. I'll either travel 
awhile through Asia or return to the Bos- 
ton area to seek employment in the civilian 
world." Bob is a lieutenant, and his address 
is P.O. Box 180, 439 Combat Specialist 
Group, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96519. 

Charles Garland wrote in October: "Still 
working for the family business in Saco. 
Spent most of the summer sailing on a 
new boat out of Falmouth with Charlie 
Emerson. . . ." 

Don Logan reports a new address: 838 
Lordshill St.. St. Louis. Mo. 63119. 

This report from Frank Mancini in 
October: "Received M.A. in political science 
from Northeastern University last June. 
Am now studying for Ph.D. at Brown on 
NDEA Fellowship. Ann, Mark (D/ 2 ), and 
I are now living at 690 Hope St.. Provi- 
dence, R. I." 

Dick Merrill wrote in October: " I at- 
tended my first Homecoming since mv 
graduation. ... I was tremendously im- 
pressed with the additions to the College 
since I left. I will receive mv M.D. from 


Boston University in June, and begin my 
internship in July." 

Peter Mone and Sharon Bright of Hins- 
dale, 111., married on Oct. 9. The Mones 
will remain in Chicago until January, 
when Pete has to report for two years Army 
duty as an intelligence officer. 

Ovid Pomerleau and Cynthia N. Stodola 
of Northport, N. Y., married on Sept. 11. 

Roger Pompeo wrote in September: 
"Number two daughter, Karen Dora, has 
arrived, and school is going very well." 
Roger is in his fourth year at the Boston 
University School of Medicine. 

Dave Sherwood is at a Peace Corps train- 
ing center in the Virgin Islands. It is an 
experimental operation, and is training 
volunteers going to English-speaking Africa. 
His address is c/o Peace Corps, Box 1517, 
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

John Sweeney is living at 776 Bay Rd., 
Hamilton, Mass. He is in the management 
training program at New England Life. 

Lt. Stephen Tower completed the Ad- 
jutant General Officer Basic Course No. 1 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., in 

"It was a busy summer for Judy and 
myself," wrote Carl Uehlein in October. "I 
graduated from Boston College Law School 
in June, passed the Massachusetts Bar exam, 
spent three months driving through Europe, 
and finally moved to Atlanta, where I am a 
field attorney with the National Labor 
Relations Board." 

Carl Von Mertens's father wrote in 
October to say that Carl, who is in the 
Navy, was being retrained to fly a new 
kind of aircraft and expected to be sent 
to Vietnam. 

As we reported earlier in these columns, 
Mark Youmans passed his New York State 
Bar Examinations last summer. What we 
did not report (because we did not know 
it at the time) was that it took great 
effort on his part to do it. Mark and a 
fellow law student were injured in an 
automobile accident last April. For days 
both were in critical condition and they 
were not released until last September. 
Their classmates brought "tapes" of class- 
room studies, and because both ranked 
high in their class (Mark was sixth) they 
were excused from the May examinations 
and were awarded their law degrees in 
absentia. Classmates continued to assist the 
two of them in preparation for their bar 
examinations, which they took in July. 


Charles J. Micoleau 
RFD #1 
Rockport 04956 

Paul Berte was separated from the Army 
in September, and is attending Columbia 
Law School. 

Lt. (jg) Dave Collins has a new address: 
U. S. Navy Supply Depot, Newport, R. I. 

Jim Coots, a lieutenant in the Army, 
placed second in the U. S. modern penta- 
thlon this fall, winning the swimming 
event, finishing third in running, third 
in riding, fourth in shooting and eighth in 
fencing. He was first among men from the 
armed services. 

Marcia and Steve Crabtree left for a two 
year tour as Peace Corps volunteers in 
Ethopia on Sept. 19. Originally, they were 
scheduled to go earlier in the year but an 
attack of appendicitis felled Steve and their 
plans were put off until he was fully re- 
covered. Both are teaching in junior second- 
ary schools in Ethopia. 

Lt. (jg) Pete Deeks is in charge of the 
Fleet Post Office for the Atlantic Fleet and 
is living at 338 East 83rd St., Apt. C, in 
New York City. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Frank de la Fe, whose brother, 
Mike '54, died in an automobile accident in 
Puerto Rico on Oct. 1. 

Two days later, Frank and his wife be- 
came parents of an eight-pound girl, 
Catherine Anne. 

Jon Gibney is a first year graduate stu- 
dent in the Dept. of South Asian Studies at 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Tim Hayes has passed his qualifying ex- 
aminations for his doctorate at Harvard. 

William Higgins and Erika Balger of 
Warwick, R.I., married Sept. 19. 

Word was received in October that Mr. 
and Mrs. James Keeley have become par- 
ents of a son, James Jr. 

Robert Mallory is now associated with 
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., 375 
Park Ave., New York, as an Administrative 
Assistant. His home address is 102 Hillman 
Ave., Glen Rock, N.J. 07452. 

The engagement of John Potter and 
Camela Underhill Weldon of Watchung, 
NY., and DeBary, Fla., was announced in 

Ed Rindler has left Albany (NY.) Aca- 
demy and is pursuing graduate study in 
history at Boston University. His address is 
279 Liberty St., Lowell, Mass. 

Bob Simon, who directed Salem (Mass.) 
High School's freshman team to an unde- 
feated season in 1964, was the interior line 
coach for the varsity this past season. 

William Whit is studying at Andover 
Newton Theological School this year. 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 

Stephen Codner wrote in October: "Now 
settled in Millbury, Mass., working as a 
systems analyst and programmer for the 
Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. in Worcester." 

Bill Conklin wrote in October: "I've been 
stationed out here in San Francisco for the 
past six months in the Armed Forces Cou- 
rier Service. It's a good job, and I get to fly 
almost anywhere in the world at the ex- 
pense of Uncle Sam. John Scherer was sta- 
tioned out here also but our CO. decided 
that two Bowdoin men together was too 
dangerous and transferred John." 

Stuart Denenberg has opened the Tragos 
Gallery in Boston. It is dealing exclusively 
in prints and drawings. 

Charles Ipcar left in September to serve 
two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in 

The engagement of Richard Jackson and 
Marianne Cunilio of Indianapolis, Ind., was 
announced in October. 

This report from Jeff Lang: "Presently 
second year law student at the University 
of Virginia in Charlottesville. Two Bowdoin 
students who are here are Barry Hawkins 
'65 and Steve Moore '63. This fall I was 
published in The Reading Guide (a book 
review) , and was elected to the Board of 
Editors of the Virginia Journal of Inter- 
national Law." 

Steve Lawrence is a second lieutenant in 
the Army and is serving as assistant adju- 
tant at the Ammunition Procurement and 
Supply Agency in Joliet, 111. 

Dave McDowell wrote in October: "I am 
teaching at St. Peter's, an Episcopal board- 
ing school in Peekskill, NY. I missed 
Homecoming, but hope to see Bowdoin 
friends in Boston during the winter." 

Robin Muench, who has been working on 
a master's in oceanography at Dartmouth 
for the past two years, hopes to go on for 
a Ph.D. as soon as his present studies are 

Lawrence Pelletier is in his second year 
at Columbia's College of Physicians and 

Art Poor is living at 2 Iris Court, Acton, 
Mass. He is a graduate student at Boston 
University. On Sept. 11, he married the 
former Loel Ann Mercer of Acton. 

Jim Reis is now living at 375 North Dr., 
Apt. D-9, North Plainfield, N.J. 07060. 

The engagement of Lt. Peter Seaver and 
Elizabeth Marie Stout of Milton, Mass., was 
announced in November. 

Ken Smith wrote in October: "It was an 
eventful summer for me. In August, I be- 
came engaged to Miss Ann Fulton of Au- 
gusta, a senior at the University of Maine. 
I am now back at the University of Con- 
necticut teaching Freshman English and 
finishing up the requirements for an M.A. 
By the time Homecoming, 1966, rolls 
around, I expect to be both married and 
hard at work on a Ph.D." 

John Welwood is studying psychology at 
the University of Paris this year. 

Michael Wood wrote from Labuan, Sabah, 
Malaysia, in late September: "Things are 
quiet here in spite of Mr. Sukarno's brink- 
manship. I'm planning to be married early 
in December. This event should make the 
jungle considerably more bearable." 


James C. Rosenfeld 
91 Nehoiden Street 
Needham 92, Mass. 

Brian Bereika has a fellowship at Colo- 
rado State, where he is working on his 
M.A. in physics. 

Charles Cary is studying naval architec- 
ture at the University of Michigan. 

The engagement of Curtis Chase and 
Judith Ann Clifford of Cape Elizabeth was 
announced in October. 

The engagement of Michael DiPaolo and 
Donna Elva Dahlquist of Wollaston, Mass., 
was announced in October. 

Jack Gazlay is enrolled in a 14-month 
program at Rutgers University School of 
Business. It leads to a master of business 
administration degree in public accounting. 

James Gould and Geralyn Beth Sharff 
of Newton Centre, Mass., married on Aug. 


15. They are living at 82 Hungerford Ter- 
race. Burlington, Vt. 

Barry Hawkins wrote in October: "Am 
presently in my first year at the University 
of Virginia Law School, joining fellow 
alumni Steve Moore "63 and Jeff Lang '64. 
I became engaged this fall to Lilvan Fer- 
razzano, a senior at St. Joseph's College, 
North Windham, Maine." 

Stephen Hecht wrote in October to say 
that he expected to enter the Army in No- 
vember and to be stationed in Germany 
upon completion of Air Defense School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Ingram, Steve's 
parents, wrote in October: "Steve and Shir- 
lev have a nice apartment on the Boulder 
Campus and have started a fine year. From 
their letters they are enjoving every minute 
of their teaching, studying and general 

Charles Kahili and Suzanne Marie Sven- 
son of Portland became engaged in October. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Kelly, whose mother, Mrs. 
John T. Kelly Sr., died in an automobile 
accident Oct. 1. John suffered a fractured 
right leg and left wrist in the accident. 
According to police, a car traveling in the 
opposite direction crossed a grass dividing 
island and collided with the auto being 
driven bv John. 

Paul Lapointe is teaching at Vermont 
Academy, where he coaches the football 
team, works with the octet and glee club, 
and is in charge of sports publicity. 

Peter Larkin is serving with the Peace 
Corps in India. 

Paul Lazarus has left the staff of the 
Brunswick Record, and is pursuing graduate 
studies at the University of California. 

James Lister hopes to have his M.A. in 
economics from the University of Wiscon- 
sin in June. 

Bob Ness is an executive trainee with 
Sears Roebuck and lives at 18 Anawan Ave., 
Saugus, Mass. He will begin his active duty 
with the Armv in April. 

Peter Sapienza and Barbara G. Indelicato 
of Maiden, Mass., married on Sept. 3. Peter 
is attending Albany (N.Y.) Medical School. 

Clayton Shatnev is studying medicine at 

The engagement of Steven Siegel and 
Sherry Jane Garber of Swampscott, Mass., 
was announced in October. 

Sandy Smith is at Columbia School of 
Engineering on the Bowdoin-Columbia 3-2 

Dave Stevenson is enrolled in a 14-month 
course leading to a master of business ad- 
ministration degree in accounting at the 
Rutgers University School of Business. 

Dan I urner and Gerakline Anne Dostie 
of Skowhegan married on Aug. 28. 

Michael Waldman wrote in October: "I 
am currently doing graduate work in eco- 
nomics at Brown University. Have been 
awarded a three year N'DEA Fellowship in 

In September, Charles Wallace's appoint- 
ment as assistant to the pastor of the First 
Methodist Church, Ansonia, Conn., was an- 
nounced. Charles is in his first year at the 
Vale Divinity School. 

Fred Wentworth and Susan Anne Randall 
of \orfh Conway, N.H., married on Aug. 29. 
I hey arc: living at 265 Newbury St., Boston. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
38 Harpswell Street 
Brunswick 04011 

y/l/l J onn R - Newell, Vice- Chairman ol 
Ot 1 the Board of Bath Iron Works, has 
been named a Director of the Federal Re 
serve Bank of Boston. 

Fridgeir Bjornsson wrote in September: 
"Things are going fine with me. I take 
great interest in my law studies, and I hope 
I shall be able to finish in four years." He 
is presently in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

The engagement of Bruce Burton and 
Jamie Ann Crowl of Kittery Point was an- 
nounced in September. 


5/' W~) Mrs. Bernice Engler wrote in Octo- 
O^-l her: "Still teaching mathematics at 
Brooklyn Technical High School. I am 
Chairman of the Luncheon Committee of 
the National Council of Teachers of Math- 
ematics for the 1966 spring conference at 
the Hotel Americana in New York City." 

5/' Q Tom Lathrop wrote in October: 
OO "Lee Stevens G'63 and I finished 

the manuscript of our geometry book this 

summer, and sent it off to the publisher. 

It will be out next year if all goes well." 
Anthony Soychak is an Instructor in 

Mathematics at Gorham State College this 


5/^ A Waldeck Mainville is an Assistant 

Ot? Professor of Mathematics at the 

University of Maine at Portland, and is 

living at 30 Angell Terrace, Cape Elizabeth. 


Maurice Chabot is residing at 15 
arole Lane, Cumberland Center. 


5 OA The 850 > 000 volum e Robert Frost 
£\j Library at Amherst College was 
dedicated in October. 

TTQ XIrs - Kennc 
tj^i a Director 

leth C. M. Sills was elected 
ctor of the First Radio Par- 
ish Church of America in October. 

Sen. Margaret Chase Smith received an 
honorary doctor of laws degree from Lake 
Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, in October. 

^P'Q William Saltonstall, former director 
tJtJ °f Peace Corps operations in Ni- 
geria and former Headmaster of Phillips 
Exeter Academy, has been named Director 
of a special educational program for Science 
Research Associates Inc., a Chicago publish- 
ing firm. 

}£*/' Dr. Thomas A. Foster was awarded 
«3t) thf -' Roselle W. Huddilston Medal 
in October for his "outstanding contribu- 
tions in the general field of health to the 
people of the State of Maine." 


Howard Bass, custodian of the Curtis 
Swimming Pool for 16 years, has retired. 
During a brief ceremony in October, he- 
received a gift from Bowdoin undergraduate 
and alumnus swimmers and members of 
the Brunswick High School swimming team. 
Earlier, members of the Athletic Depart- 
ment Staff presented him a jacket at a party 
in his honor. 

Philip C. Beam, Henry Johnson Professor 
of Art and Archaeology, has been appointed 
consultant for a book on Winslow Homer. 
It will be published by the Book Division 
of Life. Professor Beam's book about the 
same painter, Winslow Homer at Prout's 
Neck, will be published by Little, Brown 
Co. in February. 

Prof. Robert K. Beckwith, Chairman of 
the Music Dept., and Elliott S. Schwartz, 
Assistant Professor of Music, are presenting 
a series of seven lectures entitled "Symphon- 
ic Music from 1700 to the Present" in co- 
operation with the Women's Committee of 
the Portland Symphony Orchestra. 

Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Edward Little 
Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and 
Professor of English, spoke at the state 
convention of the Future Teachers of 
America, in Scarborough in November. 

Coach of Swimming and Soccer Charles 
J. Butt spoke at a meeting of the Cumber- 
land County Alumni Association of the 
University of Maine in October. 

Athern P. Daggett '25, William Nelson 
Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and 
International Law and Government, spoke 
at a meeting of the Augusta Woman's Club 
in September. 

John C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood Alex- 
ander Professor of Government, spoke at a 
meeting of the College Club of Portland 
in October. 

Kathy Downing, daughter of College News 
Photographer Paul Downing and Mrs. 
Downing, was a grand award winner in the 
stamp division of the Maine Numismatic 
Association's annual coin and stamp show 
in September. 

Grace Geoghegan, daughter of Associate 
Professor of Religion and Mrs. William D. 
Geoghegan, was a semi-finalist in the Na- 
tional Merit Scholar competition last fall. 

Eaton Leith, Professor of Romance Lan- 
guages, was Chairman of the Brunswick 
Area United Fund Appeal last fall. 

Dean of Students A. LeRoy Greason Jr. 
presided at a meeting of the Maine Region 
of the New England Association of College 
and Secondary Schools on Oct. 29. The 
Greasons' son, Randolph, was named a 
National Merit Scholar semi-finalist last fall. 

Prof. Roger Howell Jr. '58 of the History 
Dept. recently published two articles on 
1 7th century history in English journals. 
During this year an edition of Prescott's 
historical work edited bv him will be pub- 


lished, as will a book on the English Civil 
War that he has written. During December, 
he worked on the Maine State Selection 
Committee for the Rhodes Scholarship. 

John L. Howland '57, Assistant Professor 
of Biology, and Mrs. Howland announce 
the birth of a daughter on Sept. 8. 

Prof. Charles E. Huntington of the Biol- 
ogy Dept. spoke at a meeting of the Saco 
District of the Maine Federation of Garden 
Clubs in October. 

Arthur M. Hussey, Chairman of the Dept. 
of Geology, organized and served as host 
to more than 300 teachers, students, and 
professional geologists who gathered on the 
campus in October for the 57th annual 
meeting of the New England Intercollegiate 
Geological Conference. 

Myron A. Jeppesen, Chairman of the 
Dept. of Physics, attended a joint meeting 
of the New England Sections of the Ameri- 
can Association of Physics Teachers and the 
American Physical Society at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in October. 

Samuel E. Kamerling, Charles Weston 
Pickard Professor of Chemistry, attended 
a research conference of the paper-pulp in- 
dustry in Tarrytown, N.Y., Oct. 15-16. 

Prof. Elroy O. LaCasce Jr. '44 of the 
Physics Dept. was moderator of a panel, 
"The Meaning of Research in Colleges and 
Secondary Schools," at a meeting of the 
New England Sections of the American 
Association of Physics Teachers and the 
American Physical Society at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in October. 

Samuel A. Ladd Jr. '29, Director of Place- 
ment, has been re-elected a Trustee of the 
Regional Memorial Hospital and re-elected 
a member of the Executive Committee and 
Delegate from Maine to the New England 
Lawn Tennis Association. 

Moulton Union Director Donovan D. 
Lancaster '27 and Assistant Director Harry 
K. Warren attended the New England Con- 
ference of the Association of College Unions 
at Amherst, Mass., in November. 

Noel C. Little '17, Professor of Physics 
and Josiah Little Professor of Natural 
Science, attended a joint meeting of the 
New England Sections of the American 
Association of Physics Teachers and the 
American Physical Society at the Univer- 
sity of Maine in October. 

In the recent Brunswick United Fund 
campaign, Alumni Secretary Emeritus Sew- 
ard J. Marsh '12 was Chairman of the Bow- 
doin College Division and Alumni Secre- 
tary Peter C. Barnard '50 was Vice Chair- 

Friends extend their sympathy to Prof. 
James W. Moulton of the Biology Dept., 
whose mother died on Sept. 28. 

Adrian Pols, son of Professor of Philos- 
ophy and Mrs. Edward Pols, was named 
a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist last 

Friends extend their sympathy to George 
H. Quinby '23, Professor of Dramatics in 
the Dept. of English, whose mother died 
in October. 

Prof. James D. Redwine Jr. of the English 
Dept. participated in a language workshop 
at Georges Valley High School, Thomaston, 
in October. 

John C. Rensenbrink, Assistant Professor 
of Government, was guest speaker for the 

observance of International and Intercity 
Night of the Zonta Club of the Augusta 
Area in October. 

Albert R. Thayer '22, Harrison King Mc- 
Cann Professor of Oral Communication in 
the Dept. of English, gave a talk on teach- 
ing pupils to listen at the Maine Teachers 
Association convention in October. 

Prof. James H. Turner '58 of the Physics 
Dept. attended a joint meeting of the New 
England Sections of the American Associa- 
tion of Physics Teachers and the American 
Physical Society at the University of Maine 
in October. 

Philip S. Wilder '23, Assistant to the 
President, was re-elected to the Board of 
Directors of the Brunswick Chapter of the 
American Red Cross in October. 


Mr. and Mrs. John R. McKenna announce 
the birth of their first child, Anne Marie, 
on Oct. 14. Mr. McKenna, formerly Assis- 
tant Librarian at Bowdoin and later Libra- 
rian at Colby, is now Librarian at Middle- 
bury College. Mrs. McKenna was secretary 
to former Vice President Bela W. Norton '18 
before she moved to Waterville. The Mc- 
Kennas' address is RFD #1, Middlebury, Vt. 

Ole Myrvoll, Visiting Professor of Eco- 
nomics on the Tallman Foundation during 
the spring semester of 1962, was appointed 
Minister of Finance following last fall's 
elections in Norway. 


Richard F. Chase '89 

Dr. Richard Fitch Chase, a retired phy- 
sician, died in Portland on Sept. 15, 1965, 
after a long illness. Born on Dec. 7, 1868, 
in Baldwin, he prepared for college at 
Fryeburg Academy and attended Bowdoin 
for two years before entering Harvard Med- 
ical School, from which he received his 
M.D. degree in 1893. He practiced medicine 
in Boston until 1914 and during this time 
was also an instructor at Tufts Medical 
School. From 1915 until his retirement in 
1921 he practiced in Portland, specializing 
in gastroenterology, which he taught at the 
Maine Medical School at Bowdoin in 1915- 

Dr. Chase was for nearly fifty years a 
Trustee of Fryeburg Academy, to which he 
gave money for a girls' dormitory dedicated 
in 1955 to his late wife, Mrs. Leah Barker 
Chase. He also established a fund at Frye- 
burg to assist in the purchase of medical 
supplies for the infirmary. Following his 
retirement from active practice he returned 
to his family home in West Baldwin and 
became a gentleman farmer, specializing in 
sheep. He also organized the Western Maine 
Roadside Improvement Association. During 
his years of active practice Dr. Chase wrote 
many articles for medical journals. He is 
survived by two nieces and a cousin. 

Daniel C. Munro '03 

Dr. Daniel Colin Munro, a retired phy- 
sician and writer, died in San Antonio, 
Texas, on Sept. 1, 1965. Born on Jan. 4, 
1882, in Earltown, Nova Scotia, Canada, he 
prepared for college at Gardiner High 
School in Maine and attended Bates Col- 
lege for two years before transferring to 
Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1903, 
he coached football for a year at Mercers- 
burg Academy in Pennsylvania, taught 

mathematics at Utica (N.Y.) High School, 
and served as Director of Athletics at Ken- 
yon College in Ohio for a year. From 1908 
until 1910 he was Director of Athletics at 
the University of Vermont, at the same time 
he was attending medical school there. He 
received his M.D. degree in 1911, studied 
for a year at the University of Vienna in 
Austria, and practiced medicine in Utica 
from 1912 until 1929, when he became Med- 
ical Director of the Lake Placid Club in 
New York. In 1943-44 he was Receiving 
Surgeon with the United States War Ship- 
ping Board, and in 1944 he returned to his 
practice in Utica. He moved to San Antonio 
in 1959 following his retirement from active 

Dr. Munro served as a captain in the 
field artillery in the United States Army 
in World War I, after service on the Mex- 
ican border in 1916-17 as a second lieuten- 
ant with the 1st New York Cavalry. He was 
well known for his books on diet, including 
Man Alive, You're Half Dead (1940), You 
Can Live Longer Than You Think (1948) , 
and You Are Slipping (1960) . He was an 
advocate of meat protein diets and said 
that man's addiction to carbohydrates and 
starches was causing him to evolve back 
toward the ape level. In 1954 he traveled 
in Africa to study the eating habits of the 
Masi tribe, members of which are noted for 
their excellent physical development. 

Dr. Munro was 1903 Class Agent in the 
Bowdoin Alumni Fund from 1962 until 
1965 and served the College in other ways 
as well. In 1909 he was married to Miss 
Priscilla Chamberlain in Utica, N.Y. Fol- 
lowing her death in 1953, he was married 
on Dec. 27, 1958, in San Antonio to Mrs. 
Helen Arundel Power, who survives him, 
as do a daughter, Mrs. Harriet M. Kinsey 
of Utica, N.Y.; three step-daughters, Mrs. 
O. D. Edwards of Corpus Christi, Texas, 
Mrs. Edmond Ford Jr. of Corpus Christi, 
and Mrs. Harry Hamilton of Sinton, Texas; 


and four grandchildren. His fraternity at 
Bowdoin was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Walter M. Sanborn '05 

Walter Martin Sanborn, a well known 
banker and lawyer in Augusta, died at his 
home in that city on Oct. 27, 1965, follow- 
ing a long illness. Born on Sept. 29, 1882, 
in Augusta, he prepared for college at Cony 
High School there and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin entered Harvard Law 
School. He was admitted to the Maine Bar 
in 1908. when he set up practice in Au- 
gusta. In addition to his law practice, he 
was for some years President of the First 
National Granite Bank of Augusta, Presi- 
dent of the Kennebec Savings Bank, a 
Director of what is now the Augusta Sav- 
ings and Loan Association, and a Referee 
in Bankruptcy in Kennebec, Sagadahoc, 
Knox, and Lincoln Counties. He was also 
a member of the Augusta Board of Educa- 
tion for five years and a member of the 
Board of Aldermen for four years. He 
had served as Kennebec County Attorney 
and as a Director of the Augusta General 
Hospital. In Bowdoin affairs he was a 
member of the Alumni Council from 1926 
to 1929. 

A member of the Augusta Lodge of 
Masons and the South Parish (Augusta) 
Congregational Church, Mr. Sanborn was 
for a time Manager of the Augusta-Gard- 
iner-Boothbay Steamship Company. He is 
survived by two sons, Richard B. Sanborn 
'40 of Augusta and John G. Sanborn '42 of 
Waterville; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret S. 
Hodgdon of Boothbay; and eight grand- 
children. His fraternitv was Alpha Delta 

A. Kirk McNaughton '17 

Alexander Kirk McNaughton, a retired 
paper company executive, died on Aug. 26, 
1965, while visiting his son James in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. Born on Aug. 6, 1894, in 
Kaukauna, Wis., he prepared for college 
at the local high school and during World 
War I left Bowdoin to enlist in the French 
Army, receiving the Croix de Guerre from 
France. Upon the entry of the United 
States into the war, he transferred to the 
U. S. Army. Returning to Bowdoin after 
the war, he received his B.S. degree in 
1920 as a member of the Class of 1917. 
For some forty years he was associated with 
the Northern Paper Mills of Green Bay, 
Wis. He retired in 1959 and moved to 
Clearwater, Fla. 

A Mason and a member of the Episcopal 
Church of the Good Samaritan in Clear- 
water, Mr. McNaughton is survived by four 
sons, James McNaughton of Columbus, 
A. K. McNaughton Jr. of Green Bay, John 
McNaughton of Royal Oak, Mich., and 
William McNaughton of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 
one brother, Robert McNaughton of Los 
Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. M. Lyle 
Spencer of Belleair, Fla.; and eleven grand- 
children. His wife, the former Ida L. 
Arthur, whom he married on Sept. 3, 
1927, in Green Bay, died on Aug. 13. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Frank P. Babbitt '18 

Frank Peva Babbitt, who for some years 
served as Mayor of the City of Hallowell 
in Maine, died in Augusta on Aug. 23, 1965. 
Born on June 3, 1897, in Lewiston, he pre- 
pared for college at Cony High School in 
Augusta and during World War I served 
in the United States Army for a year. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin, he 
was for many years in the investment busi- 
ness, serving in recent years as State of 
Maine representative for Harriman Ripley 
Co. In 1943 he was elected Mayor of Hal- 
lowell, an office to which he was re-elected 
in 1945, 1947, 1949, and 1951. 

Mr. Babbitt is survived by a son, Maj. 
John A. Babbitt '43, who is stationed at 
Fort Tilden in New York with the United 
States Army; and one grandson, John A. 
Babbitt Jr. He was a member of Zeta Psi. 

George S. Nevens '18 

Dr. George Sanford Nevens, a dentist in 
Damariscotta since 1940, died in that town 
on Sept. 16, 1965. Born in Bath on Oct. 27, 
1894, he prepared for college at Brunswick 
High School and attended Bowdoin for two 
years. During World War I he served in 
France with the Army Medical Corps in 
the 26th Division. He was graduated from 
Tufts Dental School in 1921 and set up 
practice in Boothbay Harbor, where he re- 
mained until 1940, when he opened an office 
in Damariscotta. In 1930 he established a 
free dental clinic for underprivileged school 
children, which he conducted for eight 
years. He also organized the Boothbay Har- 
bor Boys' Club and directed it for 12 years. 
He had served as Chairman of the Board 
of Miles Memorial Hospital in Damaris- 
cotta, as President of the Lincoln County 
Little League, as President of the Boothbay 
Harbor Rotary Club, and as Commander of 
the Charles E. Sherman Post of the Ameri- 
can Legion. 

During World War II Dr. Nevens was 
Secretary of the Lincoln County Selective 
Service Board, a member of the Maine 
State Committee on Dental Procurement 
and Assignment, and an examining dentist 
for the Selective Service. He was later 
Chairman of the Council on Dental Health 
and in 1962 was appointed a member of 
the Maine State Board of Dental Examiners. 
In 1948 he was elected a Fellow of the 
New York Academy of Dentistry and two 
years later was named to the Pierre Fou- 
chard Academy of Dentistry. A Fellow of 
the International College of Dentistry, he 
was a Past President of the Maine Dental 
Society, a member of the New England 
Dental Society, and a vestryman of St. 
Andrew's Episcopal Church. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Grace Sprague Nevens, 
whom he married on June 2, 1923, in 
Boothbay Harbor; a son, George S. Nevens 
Jr. '49 of Glencoe, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Joan Webster of Dallas, Texas; and two 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Percy S. Ridlon '18 
Percy Sewall Ridlon, for many years a 

minister and teacher, died on Sept. 15, 
1965, in Yonkers, N.Y. Born on June 15, 
1896, in Gorham, he prepared for college 
at the local high school and during World 
War I served for 13 months in the Navy. 
Following his graduation from Bowdoin 
in 1919 he entered Boston University, from 
which he received a bachelor of sacred 
theology degree in 1922. He was a Metho- 
dist minister in several Maine towns, includ- 
ing Monmouth, Kents Hill, York, South 
Paris-Norway, Skowhegan, Lisbon Falls, and 
Peaks Island, as well as in Gorham, N.H. 
From 1924 to 1926 he was Principal of Gor- 
ham Junior High School in Maine. He also 
taught at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary in 
Kents Hill, at the New Hampton School and 
Plymouth Teachers College in New Hamp- 
shire, at the Irving School in Tarrytown- 
on-Hudson, N.Y., at the Trinity School in 
Pawling, N.Y., and at Beacon (N.Y.) High 
School. In 1958 he became Chairman of the 
Department of English at the Barnard 
School for Boys in New York City. In 1953 
he received a master's degree from Boston 

A member of the Masons and the Park 
Avenue Methodist Church in New York 
City, Mr. Ridlon was elected Secretary of 
the Board of Trustees of the Maine Wes- 
leyan Seminary in 1934. He is survived bv 
his wife, Mrs. Lula Gordon Ridlon, whom 
he married on July 5, 1921, in Boston; a 
son, David G. Ridlon of Westbrook; a 
brother, Elmer S. Ridlon '23 of Cos Cob, 
Conn., and three grandsons. He was a mem- 
ber of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

Frank P. Donnelly "21 

Frank Peter Donnelly, a retired em- 
ployee of the Internal Revenue Service of 
the United States Treasury Department, 
died at his home in Norwich, Conn., on 
Nov. 1, 1965, after a long illness. Born on 
June 3, 1899, in Norwich Town, Conn., he 
prepared for college at Norwich Free 
Academy and attended Bowdoin for a 
year and a half. After serving in the Stu- 
dent Army Training Corps in the fall of 
1918, he left Bowdoin and entered the 
University of Vermont. He also studied 
for two years at Valparaiso University in 
Indiana. After working for the L. R. Steel 
Service Corp. in New York City, he joined 
the Internal Revenue Service in 1933 and 
for many years was in the Collection Divi- 
sion of the Hartford District of the Boston 
Region. Upon his retirement in 1962, Sec- 
retary of the Treasury C. Douglas Dillon 
presented the Albert E. Gallatin Award to 
him for exceptional service. 

A member of St. Patrick's Cathedral and 
the American Legion and an Honorary 
Life Member of the Elks, Mr. Donnelly 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Reed 
Donnelly, whom he married in Norwich 
on Nov. 29, 1923. His fraternity was Theta 
Delta Chi. 

A. Pym Rhodes '21 

Arthur Pym Rhodes, a professional civil 
engineer, died on Sept. 26, 1965, in San 
Diego, Calif. Born on July 10, 1890, in San 


Francisco, Calif., he prepared for college 
at the Belmont School in Belmont, Calif., 
and attended Bowdoin during part of his 
freshman year before leaving to enter the 
Army Air Corps, in which he served for a 
year as a pilot. In 1919 he entered the 
University of California, from which he 
received a bachelor of arts degree in 1921. 
After earning a master of arts degree from 
Stanford University in 1922, he was em- 
ployed by the Standard Oil Company in 
San Francisco until 1928. For the next 13 
years he was a high school principal and 
teacher in the California communities of 
Gilroy, Cloverdale, and Lakeport. Since 
1942 he had worked as a civil engineer at 
the Naval Training Center in San Diego, 
Calif., most recently as Director of the De- 
sign Division, Public Works Department. 

A member of the Masons and the Math- 
ematical Association of America, Mr. Rhodes 
was a first lieutenant in the Coast Artillery 
Corps of the California National Guard 
from 1922 to 1925. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Louise Walden Rhodes, whom he 
married in Alameda, Calif., on June 14, 
1922; two sons, Richard W. Rhodes of 
Saratoga, Calif., and Stuart W. Rhodes of 
St. Helena, Calif. His fraternity was Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Cecil C. Getchell '22 

Cecil Clifton Getchell died on Oct. 1, 
1965, in Portland. Born on Oct. 1, 1897, in 
Augusta, he prepared for college at Cony 
High School in that city and at Rents Hill 
Seminary and attended Bowdoin during the 
fall of 1918 as a member of the Student 
Army Training Corps unit. After the war 
he attended Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. He was employed for many years 
by the engineering firm of Stone and Web- 
ster in Boston before becoming Manager 
of the Bristol (R.I.) Water District. After 
about ten years in Bristol, he moved to 
Portland, where he was employed by the 
Edward C. Jordan Co. and Ralph Romano 
Jr. Inc. 

A member of the Maine Association of 
Engineers, Mr. Getchell is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Janet Berry Getchell; three sons, 
Williams G. Getchell of Warren, R.I., Rob- 
ert C. Getchell of Willoughby, Ohio; and 
John C. Getchell, who is stationed in Ger- 
many with the United States Army; a sister, 
Mrs. Polly G. Carlton of Augusta and Bel- 
fast; and ten grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Horace F. Staples '23 

Horace Francis Staples, for many years 
a funeral director in Gardiner, died in that 
city on Sept. 8, 1965. Born on Sept. 4, 1900, 
in Colebrook, N.H., he prepared for college 
at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, at- 
tended Bowdoin for two years, and was 
graduated from the Massachusetts College 
of Embalming in 1923. He lived in Guilford 
and Augusta before establishing Gardiner's 
first actual funeral home in 1933. He had 
served as President of the Maine Funeral 
Directors Association, as Governor of Dis- 
trict 1 of the National Funeral Directors 

Association, and as Chairman of the Maine 
State Board of Examiners of Embalming 
and Funeral Directing. He had also been 
Health Officer for the town of Farmingdale 
for many years and had served as a mem- 
ber of the Maine State Advisory Committee 
of Health and Welfare. 

Mrs. Staples had served as President of 
the Gardiner Rotary Club and the Gardiner 
Board of Trade and as a Director of the 
Gardiner General Hospital. He was also a 
member of the Knights of Columbus and 
had held several high offices in the Elks. He 
was one of the organizers of the Gardiner 
High School Sports Boosters Club. Surviving 
are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Hickey Staples 
of Farmingdale, whom he married on June 
29, 1926; a son, Thomas F. Staples '51 of 
Gardiner; two daughters, Mrs. George Blair 
of Holliston, Mass., and Mrs. John Mullin 
Jr. of Portland; a brother, W. Henry Staples 
of Pittsfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Mer- 
row of Newport, Mrs. Charles Twomey of 
Swampscott, Mass., and Mrs. Raymond 
Story of Auburn; and seven grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Chi Psi. 

Gordon E. Armstrong '26 

Gordon Ernest Armstrong, music critic 
for the New Haven Register for some twenty 
years, died on Sept. 25, 1965, at his home 
in Milford, Conn. Born on Feb. 27, 1901, 
in Brookline, Mass., he prepared for college 
at English High School in Boston and at- 
tended the Boston University College of 
Business Administration from 1917 until 
1920. After three years with Chase and 
Sanborn, tea and coffee importers, in Bos- 
ton, he entered Bowdoin and received his 
bachelor of arts degree in 1926. He then 
spent a year studying at the New England 
Conservatory of Music and a year at Har- 
vard University. From 1930 to 1940 he was 
in New York City, engaged variously as a 
music publisher; as arranger for several 
radio programs and name bands, including 
those of Hal Kemp, Paul Whiteman, and 
Russ Morgan; and as a pianist for the 
Columbia Broadcasting Company and other 
organizations and groups. 

In 1940 Mr. Armstrong moved to the New 
Haven area, where he worked variously as 
a salesman, as an inspector of machine gun 
parts during World War II, as a church 
and skating rink organist, as a piano teach- 
er, as a music arranger, and as music editor, 
critic, and feature story writer for the New 
Haven Register. He was also a correspon- 
dent for the magazine Musical America, A 
member of the New Haven Federation of 
Musicians, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Evelyn Chase Armstrong, whom he married 
in Bermuda on Feb. 27, 1929; two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Patricia A. Van Cott of Guam 
and Mrs. Dorothy A. Oppenheimer of Nich- 
ols, Conn.; two brothers, William F. Arm- 
strong '27 of Roslindale, Mass., and Leon- 
ard Armstrong of Boston; and five grand- 
children. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

George F. Dufton '30 

George Frederick Dufton, President of 
the Dufton Construction Company in An- 

dover, Mass., died on Oct. 26, 1965, at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in West 
Roxbury, Mass., after a short illness. Born 
on March 14, 1905, in Lawrence, Mass., he 
was graduated from Punchard High School 
in Andover in 1924 and worked with his 
father in the construction business before 
studying at the Huntington School in Bos- 
ton in preparation for Bowdoin, from 
which he received his A.B. degree in 1930. 
He was a member of the Andover Police 
Department until December of 1942, when 
he entered the Army. On active duty for 
nearly three years, he became a sergeant 
in the Field Artillery. In 1946 he formed 
the construction company that carries 
his name. 

Mr. Dufton was a member of the Ameri- 
can Legion, a Past President of the An- 
dover Lions Club, and a 32nd degree Mason 
and attended Christ Episcopal Church in 
Andover. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Virginia Antell Dufton, whom he married 
on April 4, 1942, in Boston; three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Veryl S. Anderson of Andover, 
Miss Nancy A. Dufton of Andover, and 
Mrs. Annette D. Dagg of Arlington, Va.; 
two brothers, Charles H. Dufton of An- 
dover and Norman M. Dufton of Compton, 
Calif.; and two grandsons. His fraternity 
was Delta Upsilon. 

Arthur N. Lieberman '35 

Dr. Arthur N. Lieberman, a physician in 
Bangor for many years, died in that city on 
Sept. 27, 1965. Born on Jan. 20, 1914, in 
Bangor, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin studied for a year at the 
University of Maine and spent another year 
at the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Lab- 
oratory in Bar Harbor. In 1938 he entered 
the University of Michigan Medical School, 
from which he received his M.D. degree in 
1942. He interned at the King's County 
Hospital in New York and then spent 
three years with the United States Army 
Medical Corps as a captain, with two years 
of overseas service in Europe. 

In December of 1946 Dr. Lieberman set 
up his practice in Bangor, where he was a 
member of the staffs of the Eastern Maine 
General Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. 
A Past President of the Bangor Medical 
Club, he was a member of Beth Abraham 
Synagogue and a member of the Board of 
the Jewish Community Council and the 
Bangor Hebrew School. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Florence Kaminsky Lieber- 
man, whom he married in New York City 
on Feb. 22, 1948; a daughter, Miss Diane 
W. Lieberman; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Abraham Lieberman of Bangor; and two 
brothers, Max Lieberman of Chestnut Hill, 
Mass., and Leo Lieberman of New York. 

Paul S. Ivory '37 

Paul Stetson Ivory, Associate Professor of 
Music Education at the University of Min- 
nesota, died suddenly on July 22, 1965, in 
Minneapolis, Minn. Born on Dec. 10, 1915, 
in Boston, he prepared for college at the 
Roxbury Latin School. In addition to his 


Bowdoin A.B. degree, he received a bach- 
elor of music degree from the Boston Con- 
servatory of Music and master of arts and 
doctor of education degrees from the Har- 
vard Graduate School of Education. He was 
Director of Instrumental Music at the 
Xorthfield Schools in Massachusetts from 
1938 until 1944, when he accepted the same 
position in the school system in Bernards- 
ville Township in New Jersey. 

Dr. Ivory joined the faculty at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota in 1946. In addition to 
his duties there, he was a part-time music 
critic for the Minneapolis Star and for the 
past two years had been Program Annotator 
for the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. 
He was also Book Review Editor for the 
Journal of Research in Music Education, 
for which he wrote an article in Volume I, 
Number 1, and his pioneer study on the 
music literature performed by Minnesota 
school music ensembles was reprinted in 
manv professional journals. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Martha Marquart Ivory, 
whom he married on Aug. 14, 1940, in 
Crestline, Ohio; two daughters, Jill L. Ivory 
and Sue A. Ivory, both of whom are students 
at the University of Minnesota; and a 
brother, Austin Ivor)- of Washington, D.C. 
He was a member of Theta Delta Chi, Phi 
Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha. 

Richard W. Sharp '37 

Richard Winslow Sharp, who had been 
associated with Union Carbide Plastics Co. 
for nearly twenty-five years, died on Oct. 
24, 1965, in Bound Brook, N.J. Born on 
Aug. 19, 1914, in Pittsfield, Mass., and for 
many years a resident of Longmeadow, 
Mass., he prepared for college at the Loomis 
School in Windsor, Conn., and attended 
Springfield (Mass.) Junior College for a 
year before entering Bowdoin. Following 
his graduation from the College in 1937, 
he worked as Auditor and General Office 
Manager for the Oil City (Pa.) Blizzard 
and was associated with the National Credit 
Co. and Remington-Rand Inc. before join- 
ing the Bakelite Division of Union Carbide 
and Carbon Corp. in 1942. Later that year 
he joined the United States Army, in which 
he was commissioned in June of 1943. He 
attained the rank of first lieutenant before 
rejoining Union Carbide in the fall of 1945. 

Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Marjorie Healy Sharp, whom he married 
on Sept. 4, 1942, in River Edge, N.J.; two 
sons, Richard W. Sharp Jr. '66 and Daniel 
W. Sharp; two daughters, Miss Lucy P.N. 
Sharp, a freshman at Mount Holyoke Col- 
lege, and Miss Melissa R. Sharp; and a 
brother, Theodore W. Sharp of Rowayton, 
Conn. He was a member of Zeta Psi Fra- 

J. Gt;v Larochelle '49 

Dr. Julius Guy Larochelle, an orthodon- 
tist in Portland for some years, died in that 
city on Oct. 19, 196.5, after a long illness. 
Born on May 5, 1921, in Biddeford, he- 
prepared for college at Assumption High 
School in Worcester, Mass., and was grad- 
uated from the College of the Holy Cross 

in 1942. During World War II he served 
as an officer in the Marine Corps and the 
Air Force. During 1945-46 he did post- 
graduate work at Bowdoin before entering 
the University of Montreal, from which he 
received a doctor of dental surgery degree 
in 1950. He did graduate work in orthodon- 
tia for eighteen months at the University 
before setting up his practice in Portland. 
Dr. Larochelle was a junior dental sur- 
geon on the attending staff of the Depart- 
ment of Dentistry at the Maine Medical 
Center in Portland. A member of the 
American Legion and the Cumberland Club, 
he was a Past President of the Greater 
Portland Dental Society. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Michele Choquette Larochelle, 
whom he married on Feb. 14, 1953, in 
Montreal, Canada; two daughters, Dany A. 
and Chantal D.; his father, Dr. Joseph 
R. Larochelle of Biddeford; and a brother, 
Dr. Ralph J. Larochelle of Biddeford. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Stephen D. Condon '50 

Stephen Douglas Condon, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of French at Bucknell University, 
died on Oct. 1, 1965, in Lewisburg, Pa. 
Born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 30, 
1924, he prepared for college at Muir 
Technical High School there and at Pasa- 
dena Junior College and attended the 
University of California from 1941 to 1943. 
After three years of service in the Army 
during World War II, he attended Bow- 
doin as a special student in the summer of 
1947 and then spent a year at the Sor- 
bonne in Paris, France, before returning 
to Bowdoin as a regular student. He com- 
pleted work for his A.B. degree cum laude 
in September of 1949, when he entered 
Vale University, from which he received 
a master of arts degree in 1953, after spend- 
ing the year 1950-51 studying in France 
on a French Government Fellowship. In 
1953 he joined the faculty at the Taft 
School in Watertown, Conn., where he 
taught French and Spanish. 

Professor Condon also taught at Fisk 
University in Nashville, Tenn., and at Le- 
high University in Bethlehem, Pa., before 
receiving his doctor of philosophy degree 
from Yale in 1958 and joining the Buck- 
nell faculty. A member of St. Andrew's 
Episcopal Church, the Modern Language 
Association, and the American Association 
of Teachers of French, he was working on 
a French textbook at the time of his death. 
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Young Condon, whom he married in Paris 
on March 17, 1951; three daughters, Mari- 
on (12), Judith (10), and Marcia (6); 
his father, Holt E. Condon of Corona del 
Mar, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Judith Jackson 
of La Crescenta, Calif.; and two brothers, 
Thomas Condon of Houston, Texas, and 
David Condon of Chevy Chase, Md. His 
fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

The Oct. 8, 1965 issue of The Buck- 
nellian carried a tribute to Professor Con- 
don, written by Karl Patten. It said, in 
part, "His sharp perception of others made 
him charitable. Personal weaknesses are 
obvious and easy to criticize. Like all of 
us, Steve criticized; he also observed deeper 

frailties that called for understanding. Ir- 
ritated by professionalism, much of his 
strength in teaching came from his humili- 
ty toward his vocation. He was brave, too. 
For years he bore his illness with a clear- 
eyed knowledge of its worst possibilities 
and with a refusal to succumb to its terms." 

Miguel E. de la Fe '54 

Miguel Enrique de la Fe, a systems engi- 
neer with International Business Machines 
Corp., died in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on 
Oct. 1, 1965, as the result of an automobile 
accident. Born on Jan. 25, 1935, in Havana, 
Cuba, he prepared for college at St. George's 
School in Havana and at the Tilton School 
in New Hampshire. At Bowdoin he majored 
in mathematics, sang in the Glee Club and 
the Chapel Choir, was a member of the 
Student Council and the Student Curric- 
ulum Committee, and was a James Bow- 
doin Scholar for three years. During his 
senior year he received a special award of 
$500 from the General Electric Company 
in recognition of his "outstanding record 
and achievements." 

Following his graduation from Bowdoin 
magna cum laude, Mr. de la Fe entered 
Harvard University, from which he received 
a master of arts degree in 1955. After three 
years with the New York Life Insurance 
Co. doing actuarial work, he joined IBM 
in 1958. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Miguel D. de la Fe of Miami, Fla.; 
a brother, Frank A. de la Fe '63 of Wash- 
ington, D.C; and a sister, Miss Sonia de la 
Fe of Miami. He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

William S. Barr '61 

William Stewart Barr, a first lieutenant in 
the United States Army, died in a plane 
crash near Cali, Colombia, in South Ameri- 
ca on Aug. 28, 1965, along with 13 other 
servicemen. Born on March 20, 1939, in 
Haverford, Pa., he prepared for college at 
the Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., 
and at Bowdoin was President of the Glee 
Club, sang with the Meddiebempsters, was 
active in the Masque and Gown, and served 
as a member of the Student Orientation 
Committee and the Student Judiciary Com- 
mittee. Following his graduation from the 
College, he entered the Army and completed 
the Intelligence Research Officer Course at 
Fort Holabird, Md. After graduating first 
in his class in Spanish at the Monterey 
(Calif.) Language School, he had been 
stationed at Fort Gulick in the Canal Zone 
for the past two years, serving in Special 
Forces. He received a posthumous promo- 
tion to the rank of captain. 

Captain Barr is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Ann Hershberger Barr, whom he married 
on July 6, 1963, in Lynchburg, Va.; a 
daughter, Miss Elizabeth P. Barr; his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Barr of An- 
trim, N.H.; and two brothers, A. Lawrence 
Barr of Englewood, N.J., and David O. Barr, 
who is stationed in Kiel, Germany, with 
the United States Navy. 

He was a member of Theta Delta Chi 

Luther G. Whittier 

R,F»D. 2 
Maine 04933 

Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
to the Alumni Office, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 


Tired of the Same Old Vacation Spot? 

Make the big stvitch to Brunswick and the Bowdoin 
Alumni College, Aug. 14-21. 

STAFF: Herbert R. Brown, Ph.D., Litt.D., L.H.D., 
LL.D., Edward Little Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory 
and Professor of English, Director; John C. Donovan, 
Ph.D., DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Govern- 
ment; C. Douglas McGee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of 

BOOKS : Charles Frankel, The Case for Modern Man; 
Henry James, The Ambassadors; Herman Melville, Moby- 
Dick and Billy Budd; Edward Reed, editor, Challenges to 
Democracy : The Next Ten Years; John A. T. Robinson, 
Honest to God; William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet; 
Charles Silberman, Crisis in Black and White. 

Shakespeare's play will serve as the point of departure 
for two seminar sessions on the Romantic Attitude. 
Hector Berlioz' dramatic symphony will be used to illus- 
trate the insights and excesses of romanticism as a style 
of life and as a style of art. 

Early in Spring the College will send copies of the 
books — along with several additional volumes for col- 
lateral reading — to each registrant. 

RECREATION: Members of the Alumni College will 
enjoy golf privileges at the Brunswick Country Club; the 

squash courts in the Gymnasium, and the tennis courts 
on Pickard Field ; the Curtis Pool will be open to partic- 
ipants in the Alumni College Program. Other features 
will include a concert by the Aeolian Chamber Players, a 
musical comedy in the Pickard Theater, and three lec- 
tures in the Wentworth Lounge. 

LIVING and DINING : All meals, except a lobster-bake 
at the Alumni House, will be served in the Senior Center; 
the seminars will be conducted in the Mitchell Lounge 
and the McCann Music Room in the Senior Center. 

CHARGES: The all-inclusive fee of $395 covers trans- 
portation both ways between the Portland Airport and 
the Senior Center, greens fees, theater and concert tick- 
ets, room, meals, and books. Wives are invited to join 
their husbands in this program at no additional fee. 

APPLICATIONS : The need of limiting the number of 
participants to make possible small discussion groups de- 
mands that early applications are desirable. As soon as 
the roster is completed, an informal Who's Who of the 
registrants will be sent to each member. 

Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Herbert Brown, 
Director, Bowdoin Alumni College, Brunswick, Maine 


March • 1966 



Sirs: I am accepting your statement that 
no class flag has flown from the top of one 
of the Chapel's spires since 1903's ["The 
College," January Alumnus] as evidence 
that your research staff is wholly inade- 
quate, and I am applying for the vacancy. 
The Class of 1917 is an illustrious yet 
modest class, but we must defend our in- 
tegrity. Wait until you hear from Col. 
Noyes when this misstatement reaches Ojai, 
Calif. Prepare for an explosion. In the fall 
of 1913 or the spring of 1914 singlehanded 
and in the stillness of the night, Frank 
climbed to the very top of one of the 
Chapel's spires and tied a 1917 flag to the 
lightning rod. 

Edward Humphrey '17 
Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Sirs: I did indeed climb the Chapel spire 
in the fall of 1913. On the Saturday morn- 
ing following the episode I was making my 
regular weekly delivery of fresh eggs to 
Mrs. Hyde. She talked about the event, and 
told me that President Hyde had said that 
he did not know who did it, but it was a 
darn fool stunt. The next fall, when the 
fact that I was the culprit had come to her 
attention, she called me in and showed me 
a collection of medals which the President 
had collected in England the previous sum- 
mer, medals originally given for scholar- 
ship. She told me to pick one out, and I 
selected a nice silver one, with a gold shield 
in the center. The next week she had it 
ready for me, with the script letters 
"D.F.S." neatly engraved on the central 
shield. She said that the President had 
asked her to give it to me, but to impress 
upon me that it was not an award from the 
College, but just from him personally. He 
thought the event should be commemo- 
rated, but not officially, and he still thought 
it was a "darn fool stunt." I suspect that 
I am the only one to get a medal for climb- 
ing the spire. 

A few years ago I told Donald MacMillan 
'98 that I thought we were the last two 
to climb the Chapel tower. I told him that 
I had nearly given up the attempt about 
half way up the top of the tower, where 
it starts sloping to the point. There I 
found that one of the supports, holding 
the lightning rod to the building, was 
pulled completely out of its place. I had 
visions of the whole top of the rod coming 
loose and swinging me like a pendulum 
down to the ground. "I did that," he said, 
and explained that he had put his feet 
against the building and had "walked" up, 
whereas I had shinned up the lightning 
rod. It was good evidence to each of us 
that the other had been there. 

Frank E. Noyes '17 
Ojai, Calif. 

Relevant College 

Sirs: In days when "relevant" is a pet 
word of theologians, old school tie publica- 

tions often tend to elevate the good old 
days at the expense of today and tomorrow, 
and to exclude the world to make room 
for isolated campus chatter. You have skill- 
fully kept the old school tie but lengthened 
it to include the world. Bowdoin seems to 
be relevant! 

My four years at Bowdoin were a time 
of campus chatter if ever there was one. 
We lived in a Bowdoin world, unconcerned 
and undisturbed. I am delighted that fires 
have started to burn since 1960. It is won- 
derful to read [January Alumnus] of the 
Big Brother Program and of the other 
community service projects. It is also of 
great interest to share in the experiences 
of Bowdoin men beyond Cumberland 
County, and after graduation. 

Richard H. Downes '60 
New York 

Sirs: Congratulations on your January 
issue of the Bowdoin Alumnus. I was in- 
terested to learn of Bowdoin's involvement 
in some of today's issues. 

John M. Campbell '52 
San Francisco 

January Cover 

Sirs: My ship has come in. Thank you for 
the cover design [January Alumnus] and 
the "new improved" Alumnus layout. 

A. Raymond Rutan IV '51 

New York 

Sirs: The most recent cover of the 
Alumnus is interesting. Does it have any 
Bowdoin connection? I find no note about 
it in the text. 

Cloyd E. Small '20 

Worcester, Mass. 

None, other than it depicts the place 

where Photographer Wilkinson '67 goes to 

meditate— and escape the Editor's request 

for "just one more picture." 

Fie on Fay 

Sirs: I want to express my disagreement 
with the letter of Prescott Fay '51 [January 
Alumnus]. It is short sighted on his part 
to view our Vietnam policy in such a shal- 
low manner. He has singled out some of 
our worst domestic problems (which we 
are struggling to solve) and equated them 
to the handling of our foreign problems. 
He criticizes our use of force, and pranks 
out such criticism with grisly description. 

One might ask who first used force. Who 
has been moving in for the past 10 years 
with the ruthless, systematic elimination by 
torture and murder of the rural leadership 
of Mr. Fay's "impoverished masses?" Mr. 
Fay should examine the stated aims of the 
Chinese leadership, and he should review 
the publications of Marshall Lin Pio, the 
Chinese defense minister. The actions and 
words and stated aims of our adversaries 
in Southeast Asia do not lend themselves 
to peaceful discussions and one-way com- 
promise. For the present at least, unfortu- 
nately, force is badly needed in this conflict. 

One wonders if the European, far re- 
moved from our conflict and deeply in- 
volved in his own problems, has given suf- 
ficient thought to our position. One might 

think that they would after having ex- 
perienced Hitler and the effects of the 
Chamberlain approach to his aggression. 
Such diplomacy as Chamberlain applied 
(and which is widely advocated today) has 
not proved historically to be effective in 
thwarting those seeking pirated lebensraum. 
The Europeans, as many honest ones are 
beginning to do, should ask themselves how 
they can help the United. States bring the 
aggressors to the conference table and halt 
the murder and pillage of a peaceful neigh- 
bor. Those countries that are closer to the 
source of the conflict are stepping forward. 
Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea 
have answered with solid help. 

Those who lean back in pleasant and 
quiet Greece and pen eloquent letters about 
our obvious shortcomings and mistakes 
would do better to help assuage the "grow- 
ing repugnance" of our European allies. 
What would be truly repugnant would be 
an unstemmed expanding tide of rule by 
murder and terror in Southeast Asia. 

P. Jay Howard '57 
Watertown, Mass. 

Soaring Praise Continued 

Sirs: Readers of the Alumnus might be in- 
terested in knowing that Tom Coffey's fine 
article on the Senior Center ["Bowdoin's 
Soaring Tree," September] originated as a 
term paper in Art 8, which deals with mod- 
ern architecture, and evolved in line with 
its instruction. In such courses we are try- 
ing not only to instill an appreciation of 
works of art of the recent and distant past, 
but critical standards relevant to the en- 
vironment of our own time. 

Prof. Philip C. Beam 


More on Fraternities 

Sirs: I continue to be surprised at Bow- 
doin's excessive delicacy in its approach to 
the fraternity problem. The fraternity sys- 
tem is dead— why not bury it? May I offer 
a few constructive turns of the spade? (1) 
Assuming the houses fulfill a necessary eat- 
ing and sleeping function, fill them alpha- 
betically or by some other form of random 
selection. (2) Eliminate the fraternity affil- 
iation note from your obituaries. (3) De- 
nationalize the remaining national chapters. 
(4) Judge the continued physical existence 
of the houses purely on whether they best 
serve the interests of the College in that 

Bowdoin compares itself with good rea- 
son and with some satisfaction to Amherst 
and Williams but has failed to lead them 
or to meet their standards in dealing with 

As a member of one of Bowdoin's frater- 
nities, I have very fond memories of house 
life, but simple nostalgia can't justify the 
continued existence of an essentially nega- 
tive institution, especially in a liberal arts 

Bowdoin students, never fear, will con- 
tinue to have fun and make good friends 
and will not grieve long over the loss of 
this quaint 19th century mystique. 

John V. Craven '43 
Middlebury, Vt. 



A 16,000 Seat Proposal 

Volume 40 

March 1966 

Number 3 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Peter C. Barnard '50 
Robert M. Cross '45 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken. Lucille Henslev. 

BOWDOIN'S disagreement with the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association over the 1.600 Rule (see "The Col- 
lege") is regrettable, for ultimately it may deprive some 
students of participating in intercollegiate competition. Yet the 
price would have been higher had the College agreed to abide by 
the new regulation, for it denies Bowdoin the right to determine 
its academic standards. 

If the NCAA were serious about restoring sanity to intercol- 
legiate athletics (assuming there ever was any among the big-time 
powers) , it would seek to eliminate all vestiges of commercialism 
instead of passing rules in areas outside its competence. Why 
not start by limiting the seating capacities of stadiums in which 
college football games are played to 16,000 and the amount re- 
ceived for television rights to these games to $1.60? — E.B. 

The Alumni Council 

President, George T. Davidson Jr. '38; Vice 
President, John F. Reed '37; Secretary, Peter 
C. Barnard '50; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mcln- 
tire '25. Members-at-Large: 1966: George F. 
Cary II '35, George T. Davidson Jr. '38, 
Lendall B. Knight '41, Richard A. Wiley 
*49; 1967: William H. Thalheimer '27, Rob- 
ert C. Porter '34, John F. Reed '37, W. Brad 
ford Briggs '43; 1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, 
Richard C. Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. 
Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III 
'51. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council Members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local Alumni Clubs and 
the Editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

In This Issue 

2 The College 

6 The Supreme Court Archibald Cox 

A former Solicitor General outlines the price we pay for an 
activist Supreme Court— and why it is necessary. 

13 The Discovery of an American Composer 

A long-ignored New Englander won the critics' acclaim during 
the College's 21st Biennial Institute. 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Morris A. Densmore '46; Vice 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. 1966: Morris A. Dens- 
more '46; 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 1968: 
Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. 
Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46. 

16 Journey to Africa J°hn C. Rensenbrink 

In an eloquent essay a Professor of Government captures the 
feeling of a turbulent, developing continent. 

18 Talk of the Alumni 

20 Alumni Clubs 

23 Class News 

34 In Memory 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The ftowooi.v Alumnus: published bi-monthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 

postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover: Wide World Photo* 


Appointments & Election 

FIVE administrative appoint- 
ments and the election of Dr. 
Leland M. Goodrich '20 to the 
Board of Trustees were announced at 
the end of the mid-winter meetings 
of the Governing Boards. 

Named to administrative posts were 
Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. '50, to the 
new position of Vice President for 
Administration and Finance; E. Le- 
roy Knight '50, to replace Hokanson 
as Executive Secretary; A. LeRoy 
Greason Jr., Dean of the College; 
James A. Storer, to the new position 
of Dean of the Faculty; and Jerry W. 
Brown, to replace Dean Greason as 
Dean of Students. The three Deans 
assume their duties on July 1. Hokan- 
son's and Knight's appointments were 
effective on Feb. 1. 

Hokanson is responsible to the 
President and, as required by Char- 
ter, to the Treasurer of the College 
for all activities presently encom- 
passed by the Treasurer's Office, the 
Bursar's Office (including Grounds 
and Buildings) , and the Office of the 
Executive Secretary. 

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa graduate with a master's from 
the Harvard Business School, Hokan- 
son has been a member of the staff 
since 1953, when he was named Assis- 
tant to the Bursar. He became Bursar 
in 1959 and assumed the post of 
Executive Secretary in 1961. In this 
position he was in charge of the 
College's development and relations 
programs and successfully directed the 
$10 million Capital Campaign. 

As Executive Secretary, Knight has 
assumed direction of thef Alumni 
Office, Development Office, Office of 
the College Editor, and Office of 
News Services. He is a cum laude 
graduate and since 1962 has been 
Director of College and University 
Planning for Howell Lewis Shay and 
Associates of Philadelphia. 

From 1950 to 1953 Knight was on 
the staff at Oberlin College as a 
graduate assistant in economics and 

an accountant. From 1953 to 1957 he 
was Assistant Business Manager at 
Middlebury, and from 1957 until as- 
suming his position in Philadelphia 
he was Comptroller and Business 
Manager at St. Lawrence University. 

Dean Greason has taught English 
at Bowdoin since 1952 and has been 
Dean of Students since 1962. He was 
graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high 
honors and distinction in English 
from Wesleyan in 1945. After a year 
as Assistant to the Dean at Wesleyan, 
he entered Harvard and took a mas- 
ter's in 1947 and a Ph.D. in 1954. 

He has served as Chairman of the 
Freshman English Program and has 
taught Freshman English, Advanced 
English Composition, and 18th Cen- 
tury Poetry and Prose. As Dean of 
the College, he will be responsible 
for the administration of all affairs 
relating to undergraduates. 

Dean Storer's responsibilities will 
include faculty appointments and re- 
appointments, promotions, and other 

faculty affairs. He will coordinate 
closely with Departmental Chairmen, 
with the Dean of the College, and 
with the President. 

Dean Storer is a graduate of Bard 
College of Columbia University. He 
took his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics 
at Harvard. A member of the faculty 
since 1948, he was Director of the 
College's Center for Economic Re- 
search from the time it was founded 
in 1959 until 1965 and was Chairman 
of the Department of Economics from 
1963 to 1965. He is currently on sab- 
batic leave with the Department of 
Commerce in Washington, D.C. 

Dean Brown was appointed to the 
faculty in 1964 as an Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Religion. He received his 
B.A. magna cum laude in 1958 from 
Harvard, his B.D. magna cum laude 
from Eastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary, Philadelphia, in 1961, and 
his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. As 
Dean of Students he will be imme- 
diately responsible to the Dean of 
the College. 

Dr. Goodrich, a summa cum laude 
and Phi Beta Kappa graduate, had 
been a member of Bowdoin's Board 
of Overseers since 1961. One of the 
nation's authorities on international 
organization, he helped draw up the 
United Nations Charter. For the past 
15 years he has been Professor of 


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Hokanson '50 

Goodrich '20 

Knight '50 




YAF's Mike Harmon '67 

Among underclassmen, a wider range of opinions. 

International Organization and Ad- 
ministration in Columbia's School of 
International Affairs. He has also 
taught at Lafayette College, Brown 
University, the Fletcher School of 
Law and Diplomacy, and Harvard. 

The Students & Vietnam 

THUS far, Bowdoin students have 
confined their concern over the 
United States' involvement in Viet- 
nam to the realm of discussion. They 
have not demonstrated, nor have 
many signed a declaration supporting 
the government's policy. 

It is impossible to speak for all 
students, or even for the majority of 
them, but the mood on the campus 
appears to be one of acceptance. No 
one has a better answer to President 
Johnson's oft-asked question, "What 
would you do?" than the President. 

Two campus organizations have 
come out in support of our involve- 
ment. An editorial in the Oct. 22, 
1965, issue of the Orient not only 
agreed with the Administration's 
stand but said that anti-Vietnam dem- 
onstrators had gone too far, stating: 

We object because we feel that the 
demonstrators have stopped being mere 
noisemakers, but have begun taking steps 
which hinder the effectiveness of the 
government's position and which infringe 
upon the rights of other individuals. To 

wit: the objective of the marchers at 
Oakland was to talk with soldiers at a 
military base and possibly seek to influ- 
ence them to disobey orders. This if 
course, smacks of treason. 

The other group to take a stand was 
Young Americans for Freedom, which 
has an active core of about ten stu- 
dents who describe themselves as con- 
servatives. It circulated a declaration 
prepared by the bi-partisan National 
Student Committee for the Defense 
of Vietnam, an organization headed 
by a student at Georgetown Univer- 
sity's School of Foreign Service. Vice 
Chairman Michael D. Harmon '67 
admits that the yaf got fewer than 50 
names. Students either objected to the 
wording of the declaration or were 
not sufficiently convinced of the cor- 
rectness of America's policy. He also 
admits that the drive could have been 
better organized. 

Whatever enthusiasm there is for 
the conflict is found primarily among 
the underclassmen. Says one: "I think 
we ought to be there. If I didn't have 
a year and a half to go, I'd enlist." 
Harmon believes that the war ought 
to be stepped up. "I think we should 
fight the Chinese now, not in 10 or 20 
years when they will be stronger. We 
shouldn't back down from Commu- 
nist aggression anywhere." He made 
these remarks during a discussion at 
the Alpha Rho Upsilon House in Jan- 

uary. Nine of the chapter's 58 mem- 
bers took an active part in the ex- 
change, and a dozen others were 
sufficiently interested to listen to part 
of it. All had been invited to join in 
if they wished and could spare the 
time from their studies. Two dissen- 
ters provided the spice for a peppery 
exchange. Said John P. Ranahan '67; 
"We're wrong. We've only replaced 
France in Vietnam. This is the most 
senseless war we've ever fought." 
Peter S. Matorin '69 agreed: "We 
cannot build the world in our image. 
We ought to recognize Communist 
China and try to learn to live with 
it." Yet even in their dissent, neither 
believed that the U.S. ought to pull 
out abruptly, and both were critical 
of extremist dissenters. 

By comparison a similar discussion 
by seniors was subdued, and the range 
of opinion was narrower. Robert W. 
Boyd '66 expressed a view that seems 
to be held by many seniors. An rotc 
student who sees that this is his war 
to fight, he nevertheless could not 
dispell entirely the possibility that the 
conflict in Vietnam is more the pro- 
duct of revolution, an attempt at self- 
determination, than of the Commu- 
nist conspiracy. He supports the gov- 
ernment's announced goal of a nego- 
tiated peace but says, "We ought not 
to go into negotiations with the pre- 
conceived notion of giving things 
away." Another commonly held view 
was expressed by Conn B. Hickey, who 
said: "We have talked about Vietnam 
many times, and it seems that my 
views change after every discussion." 
Added still another: "I think there is 
a moral issue involved here, but I 
don't really know. It may be a ration- 
alization because I don't want to go 
to war. I guess most of us are a little 
bitter at the prospect." 

Seniors Boyd 8c Hickey 
They're subdued. 




A Scholar Is Honored 

A WAG once said that Prince- 
ton's Institute for Advanced 
Study was a place where one could 
study the leisure of the theory class. 
By any standard it is one of the great 
academic centers of the world. 

Being asked to join its staff is a 
singular honor. Such an honor has 
come to Jonathan D. Lubin, Associate 
Professor of Mathematics. He will be 
on leave in 1966/67 to spend the year 
at the Institute at the invitation of 

Professor Lubin 

First to be asked. 


Dr. Armand Borel, head of the Insti- 
tute's School of Mathematics. Profes- 
sor Lubin is the first member of the 
Bowdoin faculty ever asked. 

One of two mathematicians the 
College hired in 1962 with the help of 
a pioneering teaching-research grant 
from the Research Corp., Professor 
Lubin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate 
of Columbia and has his advanced 
degrees from Harvard. His original 
appointment was as an Instructor. A 
year later he was promoted to Assis- 
tant Professor, and in 1965 he was 
named to his present rank. A special- 
ist in number theory and algebraic 
geometry, he is currently conducting 
research in these areas under a two- 
year, $15,600 grant from the National 
Science Foundation. 

Returned to the Fold 

BOWDOIN'S chapter of Sigma Nu 
has been restored to good standing 
in the national. It received back its 
charter on Jan. 14, 364 days after it 
had been suspended. 

Executive Secretary Richard R. 
Fletcher informed Commander Greg- 
ory E. Muzzy '67 of the High Coun- 

cil's decision in a letter dated Jan. 19. 

He said in part: 

In recognition of the conditions 
which gave rise to the recent problem, 
we will count on you and your succes- 
sors to make a special effort to keep in 
close touch with the Fraternity and its 
affairs, not only through your repre- 
sentation at and participation in Grand 
Chapters and Colleges of Chapters, but 
also by correspondence and prompt 
handling of administrative responsibili- 
ties, including pledge and initiate re- 

The chapter has agreed to abide by 
the stipulations laid down by the 
High Council (January Alumnus), 
and in accordance with Fletcher's 
recommendation has given all seniors 
alumni status. With such status they 
are not expected to participate in the 
chapter's affairs. 

NSF Grants 

THUS far this academic year, Bow- 
doin has received more than 
$115,000 from the National Science 
Foundation to support undergraduate 
research, a graduate program in math- 
ematics, and to purchase scientific 

The largest grant, $75,000, is for 
Bowdoin's fifth Academic Year Insti- 
tute, which will be held this summer 
and during the 1966/67 school year. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Wing Professor 
of Mathematics and Chairman of the 
Department, said that 10 graduate 
students will be selected from the 
185 secondary school teachers who 

Mayo, student & spectrometer 
It will be shared. 

applied for the all-expense grants. 
Those who successfully complete the 
program will be awarded MA.'s. 

The Department also received an 
$11,900 grant to support the research 
activities of six undergraduates dur- 
ing the summer and of five during 
the 1966/67 school year. Recipients 
will be selected in the spring. 

The Chemistry Department has re- 
ceived a similar award of $8,400 to 
support four students. 

The Biology Department's under- 
graduate research grant amounted to 
$19,600 and will be used to support 
10 students. This year the Depart- 
ment had a grant for five undergrad- 
uate researchers. 

With the aid of an nsf grant, gifts 
from alumni, and the cooperation of 
the manufacturer, the College has 
purchased a $32,000 spectrometer 
from Varian Associates of Palo Alto, 
Calif. The instrument measures the 
resonance of protons and is for faculty 
and student research, primarily in 
chemistry. It is being made available 
to Colby, Bates, Nasson, University 
of Maine in Portland, and Gorham. 
Prof. Dana W. Mayo of the Chem- 
istry Department was in charge of its 
installation in Cleaveland Hall. 

SOMETIME ago the following let- 
ter crossed our desk. We do not 
know who sent it to us, but the letter 
was printed in the Eaton M.D. Note- 
book, which noted that it was sent 
by a professor of surgery at Maryland 
Medical School to Parker Cleaveland 
of our own erstwhile medical school: 


September 25, 1830 
My dear Sir: 

It will give me pleasure to render you 
any assistance in regard to subjects. I 
think you may rely upon having them. I 
shall immediately invoke Frank, our 
body-snatcher (a better never lifted a 
spade) , and confer with him on the mat- 
ter. We get them here without any diffi- 
culty at present but I would not tell the 
world that any but ourselves should 
know that I have winked at their being 
sent out of state. 

I will cause three to be put up in 
barrels of whiskey; I suppose they will 
require about half a barrel each, of 
whiskey. This at 35 cts. a gallon will 
be $16.80. The barrels a dollar each; 
the subjects, the putting up, etc. $10 
each making in all $50.00. 

Please let me know to whose care they 
shall be directed . . . 

Yours very respectfully, 
N. R. Smith 

The editor further noted: "And 
the whiskey could be resold." 


Revolt in the Ranks 

IF the road to hell is indeed paved 
with good intentions, the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association holds 
the construction contract. 

In a move intended to up-grade the 
academic creditials of college athletes 
and improve the image of intercol- 
legiate athletics, the ncaa has put into 
effect a regulation that has raised 
the ire of at least 13 Eastern colleges 
and universities, including Bowdoin. 
The new regulation, called the 1.600 
Rule, states that colleges may not 
give scholarship aid to a student- 
athlete unless he has the potential of 
a "C-" average (or 1.6 on a scale 
where 4.0 equals "A") and unless he 
maintains it in college. Included in 
the regulation is a complicated pro- 
cedure by which a student's academic 
potential can be predicted. Students 
attending institutions refusing to 
abide by this rule would be barred 
from participating in NCAA-sponsored 
championship competition. 

In a letter to Everett D. (Eppy) 
Barnes, President of the ncaa, on 
Dec. 10, President Coles stated that 
the College would not abide by the 
law because it was an infringement 
upon Bowdoin's right to determine 
its own admissions standards. Be- 
sides, scholarship aid at Bowdoin is 
given on the basis of need, not on the 
basis of athletic ability, and therefore 
the College has no student-athletes 
as the ncaa defines them. Thirdly, 
the College does not make any formal 
prediction of a boy's academic per- 
formance, preferring to rely on the 
intuitive judgments of its admissions 
sions officers instead. 

The issue broke into the public 
prints on Jan. 12, when The New 
York Times ran a story stating that 
the Ivy League— Columbia, Cornell, 
Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, 
Penn, and Brown— were not going to 
sign the agreement for largely the 
same reasons that Bowdoin had given. 
Other schools that have refused to 
sign include Amherst, Swarthmore, 
Haverford, and Hamilton. 

According to Athletic Director 
Malcolm E. Morrell '24, this is not 
the first time that Bowdoin has raised 

objection to an ncaa regulation. "We 
protested their rule barring athletes 
from ncaa colleges from competing 
in AAu-sponsored events," he said. 

Morrell described the most recent 
ruling of the ncaa as "unbelievable," 
and warned that it "could cause many 
of its high standard institutions to 
give up memberships they have held 
for years. 

"These institutions have their own 
strict regulations for governing the 
progress of a student toward a degree. 
Failure to make this progress means 
a student is dropped and cannot 

"Under these conditions, most of 
the institutions of this kind believe 
that any undergraduate making satis- 
factory progress toward a degree 


Athletic Director Morrell 
The NCAA is unbelievable. 

should be eligible for participation 
in all college programs. 

"This kind of institution conducts 
its total physical education program, 
including intercollegiate athletics, 
largely with funds appropriated by 
the governing boards of the college 
and not on gate receipts and guaran- 
tees. Colleges appropriate large sums 
for physical education programs in 
the belief that they are of benefit to 
all undergraduates." 

As the situation stood in early 
February, Bowdoin and all other dis- 
senting institutions would be barred 
from entering their athletes in the 
ncaa indoor track championships at 
Detroit in March, the ncaa College 
Division swimming championships in 
Illinois in March, and the ncaa East- 
ern College Division and national 
University Division outdoor track and 
field championships in June. 

Most directly affected by the ban 
will be Alex Schulten '66, who won 
both the College and University Divi- 
sion hammer throw as a sophomore 

and was second in both last year. In 
the 35-pound weight, one of the 
events in the forthcoming indoor 
championships, he achieved a dis- 
tance of nearly 61 ft. in the Boston 
Athletic Association meet in January. 
That's the longest throw recorded 
for any college athlete in the nation 
thus far this season. 


Varsity Basketball 

Tufts 90 

New Hampshire 89 
Bowdoin 85 
M.I.T. 96 
Trinity 97 
Bowdoin 106 
Maine 69 
Williams 79 
Maine 75 
Bowdoin 101 
Record as of Feb. 3: 

Bowdoin 72 
Bowdoin 73 
Amherst 67 
Bowdoin 78 
Bowdoin 83 
Coast Guard 76 
Bowdoin 63 
Bowdoin 77 
Bowdoin 63 
Brandeis 83 
Won 3, Lost 8 

Freshman Basketball 

Bowdoin 105 Colby 75 

Bowdoin 114 M.I.T. 62 

U-M Portland 102 Bowdoin 101 

Maine 90 Bowdoin 87 

Bowdoin 114 Andover 100 

Record as of Feb. 3: Won 3, Lost 2 

Varsity Hockey 

Bowdoin 5 M.I.T. 

Army 4 Bowdoin 3 

Bowdoin 3 Middlebury 2 

Bowdoin 5 R.P.I. 3 

Western Ontario 9 Bowdoin 5 

Bowdoin 4 Middlebury 2 

Bowdoin 11 Amherst 4 

Providence 7 Bowdoin 1 

Colby 6 Bowdoin 1 

Record as of Feb. 3: Won 6, Lost 5 

Freshman Hockey 

Harvard 7 Bowdoin 1 

Bowdoin 5 Lynn English 2 

Belmont Hill 5 Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 8 Bridgton 2 

Bowdoin 7 Colby 2 

Andover 10 Bowdoin 2 

Record as of Feb. 3: Won 3, Lost 3 

Varsity Swimming 
Springfield 56 Bowdoin 39 

Trinity 49 Bowdoin 46 

Bowdoin 48 Connecticut 46 

Record as of Feb. 3: Won 1, Lost 2 

Freshman Swimming 

Bowdoin 66 Cheverus 23 

Hebron 50 Bowdoin 45 

Bowdoin 57 Deering 37 

Springfield 59 Bowdoin 36 

Bowdoin 54 Bangor 40 

Bowdoin 63 Morse 22 
Record as of Feb. 3: Won 4, Lost 2 

Varsity Track 
M.I.T. 65 Bowdoin 4S 

Holy Cross 77 Bowdoin 36 

Colby 58 Bowdoin 54 

Record as of Feb. 3: Won 0, Lost 3 

Freshman Track 
M.I.T. 58 Bowdoin 54 

Holy Cross 72 Bowdoin 41 

Bowdoin 74i/ 2 , S. Portland 55i/i,Lewiston 10 
Bowdoin 79 Colby 33 

Bowdoin 87, Deering 45, Portland 25 
Record as of Feb. 3: Won 3, Lost 2 

The Supreme Court 

an activist's apology 

by Archibald Cox 

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Wide World Photos 

CHARLES Evans Hughes, after serving as d Justice 
of the Supreme Court of the United States but be- 
fore he became Chief Justice, observed that the 
Supreme Court is America's unique contribution to the 
science of government. The Court's special qualities are 
best revealed, I think, in the extraordinary character of its 
business. There are many cases which might arise in any 
court and which are unusual only in their difficulty, but 
more than half the docket— and much the most important 
half— is altogether different from the usual flow of litiga- 
tion through the State and lower federal courts. The real 
contest is not between the individuals or corporations who 
are the nominal parties, but between institutions, theories 
of government and ways of life. 

Each decade produces its own constitutional litigation 
resulting from the problems and divisions in contemporary 
society. Earlier in our history the prime examples were 
contests over the line between State and federal authority 
and over the distribution of power in the executive and 
legislative branches. No movement in the world today 
approaches in significance the coming of age, politically 
and economically speaking, of the peoples of Asia and Afri- 
ca. Cast in domestic terms the issue lies between better 
realization of the promise of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence that all men are created equal and adherence to 
ways of life rooted in the habits of our people, North as 
well as South, long before the signing of the Declaration. 
The school desegregation cases, the "sit-in" litigation, and 
the constitutionality of the several Civil Rights Acts could 
not be decided wisely nor can the Court's work be under- 
stood without recognizing that it has been called upon to 
preside over parts of a social and political revolution. 

Other examples come readily to mind. The conflict 
between individual liberty and the pressures toward con- 
formity in a world in which our national security some- 
times seems uncertain continues to produce a large share 
of constitutional litigation. A major part of the Court's 
work is defense of the individual against a hasty, thought- 
less, and occasionally arbitrary government. Baker v. Carr 
(369 U.S. 186) and the subsequent spate of reapportion- 
ment cases were parts of a contest for political power be- 
tween rural areas grossly overrepresented in the States' 
legislatures and growing metropolitan districts whose prob- 
lems, because of malapportionment, have been too often 
neglected. Individuals bring these cases. We remember 
them by their names. But the issues transcend— and often 
survive— the individuals' quarrels. 

It may be an exaggeration to say that in the United 
States we have developed an extraordinary facility for 
casting critical aspects of social, economic, political and 
even philosophical questions in the form of actions at law 
and suits in equity so that courts may decide them. It is 
plainly true that we put upon the Supreme Court the bur- 
den of deciding cases which would never come before the 
judicial branch in any other country. Where else would 
you find a court charged with deciding such questions as 
whether the people of Prince Edward County, Virginia, 
must operate a public school system? Whether prayers may 
be said in the schoolhouse? Or how a State should appor- 
tion the seats in its Legislature? These are questions upon 
which the country appears deeply divided. They arouse 
our intense emotions. Their resolution writes our future 
history. Yet we leave them to a court. 

Such a system could work only in a country where 
there is enormous respect for constitutionalism, for law 
and courts. The point was brought home to me most 
vividly shortly after the decision in the school prayer cases 
when a State Governor announced that he was instructing 
the school officials to disregard the decision and violate 
the Constitution as the Supreme Court had construed it; 
and he challenged the federal government to stop the 
violation. The Attorney General called me in and asked, 
"What does this mean? Do I have to send marshals into 
Alabama to stop children from reading the Bible in the 
schools?" I replied, "Of course not;" but when he went on 
and said, "Well then, how is the Court's decision to be 
enforced?" I was stumped. I could only lamely murmur 
something to the effect that there was no suit in Alabama; 
that the problem was a long way in the future; and that, 
anyway, the courts had lots of ways of enforcing their 

It was a poor answer. What I should have said was: 
"Mr. Attorney General, in one sense there is no answer to 
your question, just as there is no answer to the question 
of what would have happened if President Truman had 
simply said in 1952, when the Supreme Court invalidated 
his seizure of the steel mills, 'I do not intend to comply 
with the Court's decision.' Or to the question: What 
would have happened in the summer of 1962 if the rail- 
road workers had persisted by the thousands in going on 
strike, regardless of what statute Congress might enact or 
what decree a court might enter? The simple fact is that 
our society is free because it depends not upon force but 
upon the rule of law; and the rule of law depends upon 
voluntary compliance. The answer to your question, in 
another sense, is that the community, especially the lawyers 
and public officials, knows the importance of the rule of 
law and when such challenges occur, the people will in- 
sist upon compliance." 

UO MUCH seems clear, but the ground soon becomes 
less firm when one asks: "What is this process that the 
country so widely accepts? What is it that we expect the 
Court to do with these great questions?" The tendency to 
judge Supreme Court decisions as if they were rulings made 
at large upon the merits of the underlying social, economic 
or governmental issue enlarges the Court's influence, but 
it also enormously increases the difficulties of the Court's 
position. For although its decisions influence the outcome, 
the Court does not and cannot resolve the underlying con- 
flict in the same terms in which it divides the community. 
The Court cannot decide whether Negroes ought to be 
treated equally in public restaurants, whether prayers are 
good for children, how State legislatures ought to be ap- 
portioned, or whether one believed to be a Communist 
ought to be questioned about his beliefs, activities, and 
associations in attempting to "colonize" the steel industry. 
Indeed, if someone were to propose that we establish a 
Council of Nine Wise Men, appointed for life, to whom 
we should refer the country's most difficult questions, those 
which divide the community most sharply, which arouse 
the strongest feelings, and which will have the greatest 
future importance, we all would reject the suggestion. 
What the Court must perform, and what the country ac- 
cepts, is the process of "decision according to law." 

This is not the time nor have I the wisdom to dis- 
course upon the full meaning of "decision according to 
law." Part of the meaning is made up of precepts that limit 
the occasions on which and the forms in which these ques- 
tions may be presented to the Court. A court may decide 
only concrete cases or controversies. It must limit itself to 
justiciable, and avoid political, questions. There are limits 
to the remedies which a court may issue. 

Another part of the meaning derives from the neces- 
sity of observing the proper distribution of power under 
our extraordinarily complex constitutional system. The 
powers of government are divided not only among the 
legislative, executive and judicial branches, but also 
between the Nation and the States. Through the genius of 
John Marshall the Supreme Court became the umpire of 
the federal system charged with deciding where power lay 
in specific cases and with keeping the whole in balance. But 

although its word is final, the Court must also recall that its 
functions too are limited and that it bears a proper relation 
to both the States and the other branches of the federal 
government. The result is that very few of the great issues 
that come before the Court can be decided on their merits, 
so to speak, as a Council of Wise Men would decide them, 
because very few issues can be divorced from the question, 
"What is the Court's function in relation to this issue?" 
The divisions within the Court are often the result of 
differences of opinion concerning the Court's proper func- 
tion rather than of disputes over how the substantive issue 
should be decided if the Court had unlimited power. 

I lay those aspects of the principle of "decision accord- 
ing to law" to one side because the discussion would be 
too long and too technical but I ask you to dwell upon a 
dilemma which lies at the heart of the matter, for it is 
the intensification of that dilemma by the swift pace of 

State Troopers assaulting Selma demonstrators 
If one arm of government will not solve a problem, the pressure falls on another. 


events in times of change and crisis that not only creates 
stresses and strains within constitutional law but also 
sometimes even seems to put in doubt the voluntary ac- 
ceptance of decisions. The future of constitutionalism will 
depend, in large measure, upon the Court's success in 
avoiding both horns of the dilemma. 

Speaking of the common law Judge Learned Hand 
once wrote: 

["The judge's] authority and immunity depend 
upon the assumption that he speaks with the mouth of 
others; the momentum of his utterances must be greater 
than any which his personal reputation and character 
can command, if it is to do the work assigned to it— if it 
is to stand against the passionate resentments arising 
out of the interests he must frustrate." 
Only thus can a judge make clear that he is not undertak- 
ing to decide cases according to his personal notions of 
what is desirable or just or wise, but is applying a law that 
commands acceptance because it binds the judge no less 
than the litigants, the governors no less than the governed. 
Nonetheless, Hand went on to say: "The customary law 
of English-speaking people stands a structure indubitably 
made by the hands of generations of judges. . . ." For the 
law becomes meaningless and cannot long survive unless 
it meets the current needs of men. Thus, the dilemma: the 
judge, in Hand's words "must preserve his authority by 
cloaking himself in the majesty of an overshadowing past; 
but he must discover some composition with the dominant 
needs of his times." 

The grave public importance and emotional content 
of the issues which the Supreme Court decides make it 
even more important here than elsewhere that the Court's 
decisions summon a respect greater than mere men could 
command, if the Court "is to do the work assigned to it— 
if it is to stand against the passionate resentments arising 
out of the interests [it] must frustrate." The pressure to 
keep the law in tune with the current needs of the com- 
munity is also stronger in Supreme Court litigation than 
in matters of purely private concern. Considerations of 
social and economic policy lie closer to the surface. The 
words of the Constitution are binding but its broad 
phrases seldom provide answers to borderline cases. Thus, 
the dilemma described by Judge Hand is enhanced in two 
respects: (1) the antinomy is sharper because of the more 
pressing character of current social needs and the more 
pressing need for giving the Court's decision an authority 
greater than that of the Justices who compose it; and (2) 
the dilemma must be resolved out in the open where the 
conflict is plain for all to see, laymen as well as lawyers. 
The time has passed when constitutional law was a mystery 
understood only by high priests at the Temple of Justice. 
Let me try to put the problem concretely by a familiar 
example. In 1953 there came before the Supreme Court a 
number of suits brought on behalf of Negro school chil- 
dren assigned to segregated schools by the public authori- 
ties in such States as Kansas, Virginia and South Carolina. 
The Negroes' argument was that the failure of the State 
to provide integrated schools violated the constitutional 
command of the 14th Amendment: "No state shall . . . 
deny to any person ... the equal protection of the laws." 
Had the issue thus raised been adjudicated solely in 
terms of a static body of rules handed down to the present 
Court by generations of judges, the school desegregation 

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Second-graders at prayer 
Not "ought," but "according to law." 

cases would have been decided against the Negro plaintiffs. 
The words of the Constitution did not compel a decision 
in their favor. As a mere matter of words it could well be 
said that "equal protection of the laws" refers to one's 
standing in court and otherwise before the law and not to 
the provision of schooling. Moreover, was there not equali- 
ty if the state provided as good schools and teachers for 
one race as the other? Search of the debates leading to the 
adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment yields no evidence 
of specific conscious intention one way or the other. The 
framers evidently intended to provide "civil" but not 
"social" equality; they never mentioned schooling. What 
was clear, however, was that in 1896 the Supreme Court 
itself had decided that compulsory segregation did not 
violate the constitutional guarantee of equal protection 
provided that the separate facilities furnished to the two 
races were actually equal. For half a century the "separate 
but equal" doctrine was accepted constitutional law. 

I am not suggesting that the Supreme Court erred in 
holding that segregated public schooling violates the Four- 
teenth Amendment or that its decision was not "according 
to law." My purposes are to show that there is a real dilem- 
ma and also that there are occasions when it is not enough 
for the Court to follow the rules laid down in past deci- 
sions and we must pay the cost of acknowledging that the 
judges are making law. For the recollection of such occa- 
sions suggests that when the Supreme Court is criticized as 
too activist because the Justices are making too much law 
in terms of their notions of policy, the proper answer may 
be "that is one of their necessary functions." The Supreme 
Court, if it had adhered to the constitutional doctrine of 
"separate but equal," would have exalted the binding 
quality of law but ignored both the revolution sweeping 
the world and also the ethical sense of our civilization. 
There was heavy damage to the principle of legitimacy in 
enabling men to excuse disobedience of the Court's injunc- 
tion by saying, as many Southern politicians said, "The de- 
segregation ruling isn't really law but the dictate of nine 
men. In time, with nine different men, the Court will re- 
turn to its earlier line of decisions." But to command, the 

law must also deserve acceptance; and the decision served 
that element of law. 

Of course, the reference to specific occasions on which 
the Court rightly changed the course of constitutional de- 
cisions does not answer the really hard questions such as 
when, and how fast, may the Court make new law without 
endangering the principle of legitimacy by behaving like 
a Council of Wise Men instead of a court. Few critics of 
the Court deny the need for occasional new departures. 
The real debate is over the speed and frequency with which 
the Court introduces new lines of decisions. By way of 
answer I can suggest only a few loose observations. 

The strongest case for judicial constitutional-lawmaking 
is established by showing that the conditions giving rise 
to an old legal formula have ceased to exist so that the 
formula has quite different practical consequences than 
were originally intended. The best illustration is the 
change in the interpretation of the interstate commerce 
clause after 1937. In earlier years the Supreme Court had 
often held that the manufacture of goods was not subject 
to federal regulation under the power to regulate inter- 
state commerce because production is not interstate com- 
merce. After 1937 the Court sustained laws protecting 
union organization and fixing minimum wages and max- 
imum hours in production establishments. There was a 
turn-about in the legal formula and, in that sense, in the 
law. In another sense what had changed was not the funda- 
mental principles defining State and federal power but the 
nature of our economy. More than a century earlier, in 
Gibbons v. Ogden (9 Wheat. 1, 195), John Marshall had 

"The genius and character of the whole government 
seem to be, that its action is to be applied to all 
the external concerns of the nation, and to those 
internal concerns which affect the states generally; but 
not to those which are completely within a particular 
state, which do not affect other states, and with which 
it is not necessary to interfere, for the purpose of execut- 
ing some of the general powers of the government." 
[Emphasis added.] 

J3EFORE the days of pasteurization and rapid transport, 
the price paid for milk to the farmers of Hancock County, 
Maine, had no discernible effect upon other States. Now, 
through the enlargement of the milkshed and the forces 
of competition, the price in Hancock County affects the 
price paid dairy farmers in Vermont and New York. Again, 
in 1800 the wages paid in a Pennsylvania iron foundry had 
little or no effect upon the wages of foundry workers in 
Saugus, Massachusetts. After markets for iron and steel 
(and also other manufactures) became nationwide, com- 
parative costs of production, including wage costs, took on 
nationwide significance, and for any one State to enact 
legislation raising wages and therefore costs of production 
would put its businesses at the mercy of competitors in 
States with no such legislation. Because of these changes 
some aspects of production ceased to be internal concerns 
"which do not affect other states" and became concerns 
"which affect the states generally." Under Marshall's orig- 
inal test, therefore, they became matters for the federal 
government. The legal formula which had been useful in 
the intervening years had to be changed to conform to the 

Court's appreciation of the new conditions, but there was 
no departure from the underlying policy. In such cases, 
where the basic conditions have been altered so that ad- 
herence to the underlying purj)oses requires a new subor- 
dinate rule, surely it is essential for the Court to make 
corresponding changes in the law. 


THINK you will also agree, at least abstractly, that the 
answer to the dilemma of which I have been speaking 
must leave room for the law to change and grow, from time 
to time, so as to move closer to our aspirations for justice 
and equality even though there has been no change in 
conditions. The well-known case of Gideon v. Wainwright 
(372 U.S. 335) is a good example. Florida had charged 
Gideon with breaking into a store and stealing. He had no 
money to pay a lawyer. The State refused to supply one. 
Gideon was convicted. In the Supreme Court the question 
was whether the federal Constitution guarantees a man 
against trial and sentence in a State court for a serious 
crime without furnishing the assistance of defense counsel 
at public expense if he is indigent. The Constitution says 
nothing explicit on the point save that no State shall de- 
prive a person of liberty without due process of law— a con- 
cept which guarantees a fair trial but leaves the standards 
of fairness uncertain. History teaches that when the Con- 
stitution was adopted and for generations thereafter the 
idea of a fair trial was not understood to include the as- 
signment of counsel to paupers save in capital cases. Many 
States made no assignments. In 1942 in Betts v. Brady 
(316 U.S. 455) the Supreme Court held that due process 
did not require the assignment of counsel where the issues 
were clear and the accused was of normal intelligence. 
Later, where the accused was young or had scant intel- 
ligence, or where the issues before the trial court had been 
complex, the Court held that the assignment of counsel 
was required but, with those exceptions, when Gideon v. 
Wainwright came before the Supreme Court the general 
rule was settled that the Constitution does not require a 
State to furnish counsel to indigents at public expense. 
Should the Court have followed the settled rule? It would 
be a travesty if our affluent society continued not to pro- 
vide the poor and friendless with the aid of a lawyer at the 
critical moment in their lives when they faced accusations 
that might send them to prison, often in the impersonal 
turmoil of busy city courts. As for the ability of a layman 
to defend himself, the heart of the matter, as any experi- 
enced lawyer will say, is that no one can tell what defenses 
are available or whether the issues will be simple or com- 
plex without the participation of a lawyer. The Court set 
aside the conviction of Gideon and overruled earlier deci- 
sions. In doing so the Justices denied the binding quality 
of prior law but surely the legal system marched a long 
stride towards the better realization of justice. Again, the 
gains were plainly worth the cost. 

Third, I would emphasize that the one who seeks to 
have the Supreme Court change a rule of constitutional 
law should carry a heavy burden of persuasion. I disagree 
with those who say that constitutional questions are always 
open for re-examination just as if they had never been 
decided chiefly because that principle seems to me to give 
too little weight to the need to command that kind of 
voluntary acceptance which is forthcoming only if the 


The Supreme Court 
It shouldn't behave like a Council of Wise Men. 

Court's constitutional decisions are laws that bind all men, 
even the judges, rather than the temporary edicts of Pla- 
tonic Guardians. Therefore I would say that the Supreme 
Court is not free to change a rule of constitutional law 
whenever a majority of the sitting Justices think that the 
old rule is undesirable or that a precedent should have 
been decided differently. 

To illustrate, I take as an example a case in which I 
may have lost the capacity for dispassionate judgment be- 
cause I made the argument for the government and came 
to feel very strongly about it. Still, the issue is a good 
illustration. When Governor Barnett was prosecuted for 
criminal contempt of court after the violence at the Uni- 
versity of Mississippi, he demanded a trial by jury. For at 
least two centuries it has been said, over and over again, 
that a court may punish a violation of its own decree with- 
out a trial by jury. The Supreme Court thus stated the 
law on numerous occasions. It was the rule in the English 
courts. It is the rule which most of our State courts have 
consistently followed. In 1959 the Supreme Court squarely 
decided that the federal courts do indeed have that power. 
Justice Black, joined by the Chief Justice and Justice Doug- 
las, dissented. When the Barnett case came on, there was 
irony in the circumstance that the government, which had 
argued for overruling prior precedents in the School De- 
segregation Cases, should now be invoking the force of 
precedent whereas an ardent segregationist, who had chal- 
lenged the school decisions as nine men's whim and not 
the law, was now asking the nine men to repeat the same 
kind of "whimsical" behavior. Governor Barnett lost his 
case upon narrower grounds which do not concern us here 
but the question remains to be decided next year, in an- 
other case, whether the Court should override the once- 
settled line of decisions. 

As an original matter Justice Black's view might be 
persuasive. The Constitution says that: "In all criminal 
prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy 
and public trial by an impartial jury. . . ." 

It is hard to see why a prosecution that may send a 
man to jail as punishment is any the less a "criminal pros- 
ecution" because the charge is that he has violated not a 
statute but an order of the Court. Moreover, to give a 
single judge the power to imprison carries risk of oppres- 

But the issue does not come before the Court as an 
original matter. It has more than a century and a half of 
solid legal tradition behind it, and there is something to 
be said for the proposition that the courts need this power 
of summary punishment in order to enforce their decrees. 
Here there is no great social or political problem. There is 
very little evidence that the possession of the power has led 
to wide abuse. Congress has been quick to change the law 
in particular applications when real signs of unfairness 
appeared. Nor is this a situation like Gideon v. Wain- 
wright. One cannot seriously contend that there is any- 
thing inherently unfair about a trial before a judge instead 
of a jury. We have a long historical commitment to trial 
by jury but punishment for contempt is an historical ex- 

In such a case my view would be that the Court should 
hold to existing law, even though it would have readied 
a different conclusion as an original question, because here 
the gains to the community in changing the rule seem 
smaller than the costs of failing to apply well-settled law. 
Whenever the Court fails to follow established rules, we 
pay a heavy price in terms of erosion of the principle that 
the law binds all men, even the judges. Voluntary accep- 
tance becomes harder to obtain. We paid that price in die 


school desegregation cases and, in less degree, in Gideon 
v. Wainwright. There are times when other gains more 
than offset this cost, as in those instances, but the cost 
increases, I suspect, in geometric ratio to the number of 
precedents overruled, and one arguing for the overruling 
would seem to carry a heavy burden of demonstrating a 
real need for the Court to change the law. 

It is sometimes said that the Supreme Court has been 
too free in recent years in overturning precedent and that 
it exaggerates the judge's freedom and gives too little heed 
to the values of certainty, continuity and stability. Judged 
by an older past, the pace of new departures is swift in- 
deed, but I wonder whether the critics give enough atten- 
tion to the concurrence of forces in our era making for 
rapid changes in the law. 

There is scarcely need to mention the revolutionary 
social and economic conditions: The growth of the popula- 
tion; the freeing of a man, in the United States at least, 
from the age-old necessity of spending nearly all his time 
and energy providing food, clothes and shelter for himself 
and his dependents; the scientific and the consequent tech- 
nological revolution; and the civil rights movement. Such 
rapid changes, reaching the roots of society, require per- 
vasive changes in the law just as the change in the national 
economy required re-interpretation of the rules defining 
the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce. 


^EVOLUTIONARY developments in other fields, I 
suspect, also influence the intellectual atmosphere in which 
the judges work. When the physical scientists are demolish- 
ing the old laws of physics and chemistry and the social 
scientists are giving us new insights into the nature of man, 
the judge is not unnaturally impelled to examine pretty 
closely the rules that he has always followed. Sometimes the 
relation is one of direct cause and effect. All the ferment in 
criminal law— the area in which the changes in constitu- 
tional decisions are most frequent and most controversial- 
stems partly from the deeper inquiries of social scientists 
into freedom of the will, the causes of crime and the effects 
of punishment. 

What the Supreme Court does in making new law 
through constitutional adjudication is also related to the 
action or inaction of other branches of the government. It 
would have been best, no doubt, for the Congress to have 
taken the initiative in compelling school desegregation 
but legislative action was blocked by the power of the 
Southern Congressmen and the filibuster. The Executive 
theoretically could have given more leadership. As a prac- 
tical matter, however, the task of initiating steps to realize 
a national ideal fell to the Court; either it must act or 
nothing would be done. Again, it would have been better 
if the States had themselves reformed their criminal pro- 
cedure by providing counsel for all indigent defendants at 
public expense, but the simple fact is that a minority of 
States failed to act despite a long period of warning. The 
reapportionment cases are another illustration. In Baker 
v. Carr, the case in which the Supreme Court first inter- 
vened, the Tennessee legislature, elected by only a small 
minority of the people, had been violating even Tennessee's 
own constitution for sixty years. So far as one could tell 
from the record, there had to be either a constitutional 
remedy in the Supreme Court or nothing would be done. 

Mr. Justice Frankfurter often warned that proof of a 
wrong was not alone enough to justify judicial, still less, 
constitutional intervention. Ideally he was correct. Not all 
the business of government is constitutional law. Most 
wrongs must find their remedies in other forums. The 
federal judicial branch ought not to enlarge its own juris- 
diction because Congress and State governments have 
failed to solve the problems confided to them. The remedy 
is to reform the delinquents. But government is more 
pragmatic than ideal. In a practical world there is, and I 
suspect has to be, a good deal of play in the joints. If one 
arm of government cannot or will not solve an insistent 
problem, the pressure falls on another. I suspect that a 
careful study would reveal that the Supreme Court today 
is most "activist" in the segments of the law where political 
processes have been inadequate, because the problem was 
neglected by politicians. 


'NLY HISTORY will know whether the present Court 
has avoided both horns of the dilemma that lies at the bot- 
tom of its work. Today the question is open to debate. For 
myself, I am confident that historians will write that the 
trend of Supreme Court decisions during the 1950's and 
early 1960's was in keeping with the main stream of 
American history— a bit progressive but also moderate, a 
bit humane but not sentimental, a bit idealistic but sel- 
dom doctrinaire, and in the long run essentially pragmatic 
—in short, in keeping with the true genius of our institu- 

But perhaps I am prejudiced. One who has sat in the 
Supreme Court almost daily awaiting oral argument or the 
delivery of opinions acquires both admiration and affection 
for the Court and for all the Justices. The problems with 
which they deal are so difficult, the number and variety of 
cases are so overwhelming, the implications are so far- 
reaching, that one sits humbled by the demands upon 
them. That the institution of constitutional adjudication 
works so well on the whole is testimony not only to the 
genius of the institution but to the wisdom and foresight 
of earlier Justices as well as those who now sit upon the 

During his four years as Solicitor General of the United 
States, Archibald Cox became known as the "tenth man on 
the Supreme Court." He resigned from the position last 
summer and returned to the Harvard Law School faculty, 
where he has been elected the first Samuel Williston Pro- 
fessor of Law. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard 
Law (magna cum laude), he was a clerk for Judge Learned 
Hand in 1937-38. After practicing for three years in Bos- 
ton, he entered government service and served in a variety 
of capacities, most prominently as Chairman of the Wage 
Stabilization Board under President Truman. He taught 
at the Harvard Law School from 1945 until President 
Kennedy appointed him Solicitor General. At the time of 
his appointment, he was Royall Professor of Law at Har- 
vard, a position he had held for three years. A leading au- 
thority on labor law, he is the co-author of Cases on Labor 
Law (1948), which is now in its sixth edition. This article 
is based on a paper that he read last summer at Bowdoin's 
Oakes Center in Bar Harbor. 


Henry Brant conducting the Hartt Chamber Players. 

DISCOVERING an American 
composer who has been long 
ignored in his native land is 
an exhilarating experience which has 
emotional and intellectual overtones. 
Above all, it is one that you want to 
share with your friends. 

In Carl Ruggles Bowdoin College 
found such a composer and brought 
him to the public's attention during 
its 21st Biennial Institute from Jan- 
uary 22 to 24. 

Ironically, Ruggles, who wrote 
atonal, highly compact music as early 
as 1919 and who therefore must be 
considered a precursor of contempo- 
rary American music, has been appre- 
ciated in Europe for as long as he 
has been ignored in America. His 
Sun-T reader, for instance, was first 
played in Paris in 1932, but it was 
not until January 24, 1966, when the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra appeared 
in Portland on the final evening of 
the Institute, that it received an 

American premier. Yet this soaring 
piece is regarded by many musicolo- 
gists as his most notable work. 

That Bowdoin took the initiative 
in bringing public attention— and the 
critics' acclaim— to this significant 
American composer is no surprise 
considering the recent activities of the 
Music Department. 

Since Robert K. Beckwith became 
Chairman, the Department has 
branched out into several new areas 
under a program of, as Professor Beck- 
with puts it, "putting music at Bow- 
doin on a year-round basis." Within 
the past two years, two men have been 
added to the Department: Elliott S. 
Schwartz, a composer of contemporary 
music who has had his works per- 
formed by such groups as the New 
York Chamber Soloists and in such 
cities as Boston, New York and Chi- 
cago; and John E. Rogers, under 
whose direction instrumental music 
at the College is achieving a new 

standard of excellence. Mr. Rogers is 
also a composer, and several of his 
works were performed during a Com- 
poser's Forum in New York in Feb- 
ruary. This honor is given to few com- 
posers of serious music, and it is given 
only once in a composer's life. Several 
of Professor Schwartz's works were 
performed at a Forum last year. 

The three of them complement one 
another neatly and enable the Depart- 
ment to offer a varied curriculum to 
the undergraduates. Professor 
Schwartz is a specialist in music theory 
and composition; Mr. Rogers, in in- 
strumental music; and Professor Beck- 
with directs all vocal music, including 
the Glee Club and Chapel Choir 
(which performed over the National 
Broadcasting Company radio network 
shortly before Christmas), and is fac- 
ulty adviser to the Meddiebempsters 
and Bowdoin Bachelors. 

Under the Department's direction 
the College has started the Bowdoin 


Participants Kirkpatrick, Thomson & Cornell 
A Carl Ruggles Festival was needed. 

College Music Press. To date, four 
works have been published. Each has 
been given its world premier in Bruns- 
wick, and before this summer each 
will have been performed in New 
York under the auspices of the Col- 
lege. All of the works are in a con- 
temporary vein. They were written 
by American composers and commis- 
sioned by the College. 

The commissioning of musical 
works by a liberal arts college may be 
an unusual activity, but, as Professor 
Beckwith explains, a fully justifiable 
one. "For several hundred years, com- 
posers were under the patronage of 
the Church or wealthy entrepreneurs. 
Today, however— and this is particu- 
larly true in America— the responsi- 
bility of fostering new serious music 
has fallen upon colleges and univer- 
sities, and to some extent upon foun- 
dations and state and federal govern- 
ments." Bowdoin, he believes, is at- 
tempting to fulfill that part of the 
responsibility entrusted to it as one 
of the nation's established institutions 
of higher learning. 

At the same time the College has 
expanded its concert program. By 
next September it will have offered 
forty concerts over a twelve month 
period— eighteen on the campus dur- 
ing the academic year, two in New 
York in May, one in Portland as a 
part of the Institute, and the balance 
on the campus during the Second 
Bowdoin College Music Festival. 

The Summer Music School and Fes- 
tival is still another example of a 
new activity started by the Depart- 
ment with the strong support of the 
College. Last summer twenty-eight 
young musicians studied for eight 
weeks under the direction of a faculty 
that included not only the Music De- 
partment but the Aeolian Chamber 

Players and other musicians as well. 
The venture was so successful that it 
will be undertaken again this summer. 

Although it sometimes appears that 
the Department has emphasized con- 
temporary American music at the ex- 
pense of the more conventional, such 
is not the case. Says Professor Beck- 
with: "About 15% of the works cur- 
rently scheduled to be played at the 
College could be classified as contem- 
porary. The balance is drawn from 
other periods of Western music but 
consists largely of classical and ba- 

One reason why the Department is 
accused of overemphasizing contem- 
porary music is that few listeners are 
neutral about it. Many have not had 
the opportunity to hear much of it 
and hence do not understand it. On 
the other hand, there are an increas- 

ing number of devotees of modern 
music, and it is safe to say that the 
recent Carl Ruggles Festival aided 
not only the cause of Ruggles but of 
all contemporary music as well. 

A frequently asked question before 
the Institute was, "Who is Carl 
Ruggles?" Ruggles, who will be 90 in 
March, was born in Marion, Massa- 
chusetts. At a young age he studied 
the violin, and then at Harvard he 
studied composition. From 1912 until 
1918 he taught in a conseivatory in 
Winona, Minnesota, where he also 
founded and conducted a symphony 
orchestra. He then returned to New 
England and made his home in Ar- 
lington, Vermont, where he began to 
compose and to paint, interrupting 
his stay during the late 1930's to teach 
a seminar at the University of Miami. 
He still lives in Arlington but has not 
composed since 1945, devoting his 
time to painting instead. (Many of 
his works were on exhibit at the Bow- 
doin Museum of Art during the In- 

His production as a composer has 
been very small. Among his noted 
works are Angels for muted brass; 
Men and Mountains and Sun-Treader 
for orchestra, Portals for string or- 
chestra and Evocations for piano. 

His awards have been few but sig- 
nificant. In 1953 he received one from 
the National Association of Compos- 
ers and Conductors. A year later he 
was elected to the National Institute 

Conductor Martinon & President Coles 
An artistic service of international importance. 


U i 

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A rugged American voice. 

of .Arts and Letters, and last year he 
received the Naumberg Recording 
Award, which made possible the re- 
cording and distribution of Sun- 
T reader. Ironically, he has never 
heard a live performance of Sun- 
Treader. Because of his advanced 
age, his doctor forbade him to make 
the trip to Brunswick. 

This is the man of whom Aaron 
Copland has said, "Carl Ruggles is the 
real thing— a rugged, passionate, in- 
dependent, American voice. The sear- 
ing power of his sharply dissonant 
melodic lines has a wholesome effect, 
a life-enhancing quality. Within a 
conventional musical environment he 
dared to be himself and we are the 
richer for it." Composer Edgar Varese 
shortly before his death learned that 
the College was going to devote its 
Institute to Ruggles and described 
him as "the most gifted composer of 
his generation and the most individu- 
al. ... A Carl Ruggles Festival is 
needed to make the music world rea- 
lize what it has been missing. ... I 
congratulate the college that has rea- 
lized it." The late Henry Cowell, an- 
other American composer, described 
him as "one of the best composers of 
the U.S.A., and the very best using 
atonal means." 

In general, the distinguished group 
of musicians and musicologists who 
participated in the Institute agreed 
with these assessments. The opening 
lecture was given by Virgil Thomson, 
who has been a concert pianist, a com- 
poser and conductor (including guest 
appearances with the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra and New York Phil- 
harmonic) , and a music critic (for 

fourteen years with the New York 
Herald-Tribune), but who is perhaps 
best known for his operas, Four Saints 
in Three Acts and The Mother of Us 
All. That evening Henry Brant, a 
composer from the Bennington Col- 
lege faculty, conducted the Hartt 
Chamber Players in three of Ruggles' 
works and in works by Charles Ives 
and himself. 

During the afternoon of the second 
day, pianist John Kirkpatrick of Cor- 
nell performed Evocations and dis- 
cussed the work. Critic Eric Salzman 
of the New York Herald-Tribune 
spoke of Ruggles in relation to Ives. 
The Bowdoin Brass Ensemble, under 
the direction of Mr. Rogers, per- 
formed Angels, and soprano Judith 
Cornell, wife of Thomas B. Cornell 
of the Art Department, sang a song 
by Ruggles entitled Toys. She was ac- 
companied by Louise Rogers, wife of 
the music instructor. 

In the evening a panel consisting of 

Professor Kirkpatrick, Salzman, and 
Benjamin Boretz, Editor of Perspec- 
tives of New Music, continued the 
discussion of Ruggles' significance. 
The moderator was to have been Al- 
fred Frankenstein, Music and Art 
Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, 
whose trip to Brunswick was delayed 
by a snow storm that dumped 15 
inches on Brunswick. 

For many, the high point of the In- 
stitute came on the following night 
when the Boston Symphony Orches- 
tra, under the baton of Jean Mar- 
tinon of the Chicago Symphony Or- 
chestra, gave Sun-T reader its Amer- 
ican premier. 

Said Portland Evening Express Mu- 
sic Critic John Thornton at the end 
of the Institute: "Bowdoin College, 
in bringing to this state the Ruggles 
Festival, and in executing its plan- 
ning, has done Maine an artistic ser- 
vice of international importance." 


What the Critics Said 

Alfred V. Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle 

It took the academic world ... to push the musi- 
cal establishment as represented by the Boston Sym- 
phony into this daring exploration .... Martinon and 
the Boston Symphony [received an] ovation they will 
not readily forget. 

Theodore Strongin, The New York Times 
If [Ruggles], like Ives, begins to break back into 
concert life, the institute, headed by Robert K. Beck- 
with, chairman of the Bowdoin Music Department, 
can pride itself on having helped tip history in that 

Eric Salzman, New York Herald-Tribune 

It is an irony that one has to come to Maine to 

hear finally the premier of an extraordinary American 

symphonic work, but it is also fitting that Ruggles 

should be honored in his own snow-blanketed land. 

Allan Kemler, Christian Science Monitor 
The recent festival in [Carl Ruggles'] honor at 
Bowdoin College on Jan. 22-24 must therefore be 
considered a historic event, for it is the first festival 
to be thus dedicated. 


Journey to Africa 

The road from Kilimanjaro must be travelled quickly 

by John C. Rensenbrink 

UNLIKE some people who 
journey abroad, I was well 
prepared when I left Bow- 
doin for East Africa in August, 1962. 
As a very young person I had read 
almost all of the works of Edgar Rice 
Burroughs and had thrilled to the ex- 
ploits of Tarzan and the apes swing- 
ing through the mad, impenetrable 
jungle. At a more advanced age I 
read Ernest Hemingway's The Snows 
of Kilimanjaro, a romantic and mys- 
terious tale of refuge on high African 
mountain slopes for the white man's 
weariness of the flesh. I also saw the 
movie with Rock Hudson about the 
Mau Mau eruption in Kenya during 
the 1950's. 

Fortunately, I soon forgot all that 
I had learned. 

What is Africa like? An excerpt 
from a student's composition written 
in 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya, is reveal- 
ing. The student is a young man 
attending what at that time was one 
of the two secondary schools for Afri- 
cans in dieir capital city. I happened 
on the piece because his teacher, an 
American, showed it to me. Herewith 
the excerpt: 

I, as a typical Kikuyu, was born in 
a small village called Kamanja in the 
Fort Hall District [which is about 
thirty miles north of Nairobi]. After 
about two years my parents came to 
live in Nairobi. When I was four my 
parents took me to a nursery school. 
In that school I found many other 
boys who were not of my tribe, so I 
taught myself the Swahili language, 
which was the only language used. In 
this school I learned many things, such 
as drawing, reading, writing, and also 
my body was familiarized to strokes. 

In 1957 I was supposed to be in 
standard four [fourth grade], but un- 
fortunately in that year my father could 
not face my school fees, so I had to 
stay home for the whole of that year, 
and I felt very sorry indeed. Further- 
more after a few days, my father was 
arrested and sentenced to seven years 
in jail due to not paying his taxes for 
more than five years. My mother had 

gone back to the reserve [the tribal 
area], and I had no relatives in Nai- 
robi. And by this you can see that I 
was not any different from an orphan 
boy. And for one week I had to sponge 
upon other people. 

So as to earn my living, I decided to 
go and seek for any kind of job, but 
I was quite sure that my small educa- 
tion could help nothing. Fortunately 
I found an old Indian who employed 
me as a house-boy, and my job was to 
wash all the dishes after every dinner. 
My salary was twenty shillings per 
month, which was a great deal of 
money [three dollars!] to such a small 
boy like me, and luckily I was not 
extravagant at all for I used to keep 
all the money I found in a small box 
under my bed. 

After two months my master was 
transferred to Kisumu [a town on the 
shores of Lake Victoria in western 
Kenya], and I agreed to go with him. 
In Kisumu I met strange looking 
people who had black and tall bodies 
and who only spoke the Luo lan- 
guage. It was very rare to find anybody 
who could speak Swahili. Their staple 
food was stiff porridge made from 
millet flour and some vegetables, but I 
had to follow their custom. The only 
funny thing I found within the Luo 
people was that most of them had only 
six teeth in their lower jaws and that 
made them look very ugly. 

We didn't stay there very long and 
by the end of 1957 I had learned a lot 
of the Luo language, and we left Ki- 
sumu and came back to Nairobi once 

I decided not to work again, and 
since I had saved as much money as 180 
shillings [$25] I started schooling once 
more and unfortunately I repeated 
standard four and I paid 46 shillings 
for the fees. And with the rest of the 
money I bought a school uniform and 
some food. 

But then I found another friend of 
my father's with whom I lived and re- 
garded him as my guardian. This kind 
man looked after me very well and in 
1961 I did my Kenya Preliminary Exam- 
ination [the examination all grade 8 
students take to get into high school] 
and I passed it very well and I was 
accepted in one of the secondary schools 
in Nairobi. And since that time I have 
been living in Nairobi although I some- 
times go to see my mother during the 

holidays and also know that my father 
will be getting out of jail soon. 

I am struck first of all by the style. 
No whining and crying, nor any un- 
necessary adjectives. No fancy em- 
broidery. Spare, almost laconic. Al- 
most impersonal, yet deeply personal 
and clear-eyed. The grammatical awk- 
wardness which appears at times is 
not important. English is, after all, 
not his mother tongue. He grew up 
with Kikuyu, then learned Swahili. 
Then because of circumstances he 
learned Luo and finally he acquired 
English, which is the language of 
science, learning, progress, national 
politics, and personal advance. 

But other than style, and of course 
the problem of language, there are 
several other things this piece re- 
veals about Kenya, and I dare say, 
about Africa. 

For example, the driving determi- 
nation to get an education. No more 
than 3% of the youth of high school 
age get to attend high school in 
eastern African countries, so our 
young Kikuyu's achievement takes on 
added luster from this fact. 

Kikuyus are more determined than 
other tribes, probably because they 
have been shaken up more by the 
forces of modernity, but the quest for 
education is a well nigh consuming 
passion among almost all of the 
people of East Africa. 

The young man says he is a typical 
Kikuyu. That is not strictly true. 
Not many have had his moving about 
or his experience and at so young an 
age. The majority stay down on the 
farm with their kin groups. Neverthe- 
less a growing number of them are 
going to the city like the father and 
mother of our young man, where 
they may find jobs— and where they 
may not find jobs. The likelihood is 
they will not since Kenya still de- 
rives only about 10% of its gross 
national product from industry. 


Many of them are unemployed and 
many take up or fall into crime. 

Nairobi in some sections and in 
some senses suggests a big, brawling, 
bustling new town. But as a whole it 
is beautiful beyond compare, at 5,400 
feet above sea level, with sprightly 
modern buildings, gorgeous boule- 
vards, quiet streets lined with blue- 
petaled jacaranda trees and- cool pub- 
lic gardens. 

But the Kikuyus— to return to 
them— whether they leave their sham- 
bas, their little farms, and their rural 
tribal life, or whether they stay, are 
in a state of social and economic fer- 
ment. Three million strong out of a 
population of ten million, they are 
the most progressive people in Kenya, 
probably in East Africa. They stand 
betwixt and between a tribal past and 
hopefully a future of national and 
cultural unity with other tribes and 
a common economic advance. They 
are in transition, uprooted from the 
past and the old ways, but they have 
not yet found new ways, or found 
themselves in a new society in which 
to work out new ways. 

So our young man is, after all, 
right. He is a typical Kikuyu in that 
he is the uprooted of the uprooted. 
Bereft early of his father (due prob- 
ably to the alien laws his father dimly 
comprehended) , and then separated 
from his mother, he had to make his 
own way. 

In the course of his young life our 
young man journeyed to the land of 
the Luo in western Kenya. How 
strange they are to him with their 
different language, their tall black 
appearance, their different diet, and 
their curious customs. Perhaps al- 
most as strange as we are to him and 
he to us. 

Yet the Luo, from whom have come 
such leaders as Tom Mboya, are 
surely, after the Kikuyus, the most 
important tribe in Kenya, as much a 
part of this new independent country 
as the Kikuyus. And there are many 
other tribes, plus Asians and Euro- 
peans. All strange to one another, yet 
all caught up in an historical situa- 
tion where they must unite for com- 
mon ends, or perish. 

They are uniting under the wise 
paternal leadership of Jomo Kenyatta 
who rallies them with the cry of 
harambee, a Swahili word that means 
working and pulling together. There 
is much good will in Kenya, and the 

country has considerable natural po- 
tential. Yet formidable indeed are 
the problems of leadership in such a 
variegated and tribally differentiated 

Two problems are especially cru- 
cial. One is that the African economy, 
aside from the European or the Asian 
one, is very rudimentary. Conse- 
quently there are almost no cross- 
tribal social classes to give cohesion 
to the country and to be a source of 
modern skills and attitudes. The 
near monopoly by Asians of the 
commercial and artisan sectors of the 
country in the first fifty years of this 
century has been a factor in pre- 
venting such a development. 

A second problem, and I consider 
it a very crucial one, is that the terms 
of international trade are bad for an 
agricultural country and are steadily 
getting worse. So the stern voice of 
history says: industrialize or die. 

But to industrialize, assuming you 
can acquire the scientific understand- 
ing, the technical know-how, and the 
organizational capability (and Kenya 
is getting some through AID sup- 
port) , you need capital. Where do 
you get it? Where indeed but from 
the sale of agricultural surpluses in 
the world market? And that is what 
we tell them. But what if after they 
follow your advice their return on 
those surpluses is too small to permit 
the accumulation of capital? Are they 
not worse off than before especially 
since, as a result of modernization, 
their population is expected to 
double every thirty years? 

There is always of course the so- 
called Communist way out. But how 
dreary! How awful in its regimenta- 
tion! And how dubious then the pros- 
pect of ever developing a society fit 
for free men. 

Considering this dilemma, why 
should we implicate ourselves in the 
fate of our young man, in his life, in 
his country? To me the question is 
totally academic. It is in fact the 
wrong question, for it implies a 
choice. In our world we are already 
implicated. Indeed ever since man- 
kind invented the wheel and ever 
since mankind discovered one God, 
it has always been only a matter of 
time until the fate of one man in the 
world was indissolubly and inextric- 
ably the fate of every other one. 

That time has arrived. That is 
what the 20th century means. And it 
is precisely in this century that the 
United States, a constitutional nation, 
has become the leading world power. 

But lest our action be ill consid- 
ered, we must open our minds to the 
world as never before. Jonathan 
Swift wrote of his time that 

Geographers in Africa maps 
With savage pictures fill their gaps 
And o'er unhabitable downs 
Place elephants for want of towns. 

That approach and mental paro- 
chialism Swift is satirizing has per- 
sisted far too long in the West, and 
our own politics suffer accordingly. 
We do not have much time, but we 
must use the time we have to redress 
the balance. Mark you, our fate and 
destiny depend on it. 

John C. Rensenbrink joined the 
Bowdoin faculty in 1961 after having 
taught at Coe College and then at 
Williams College from 1957 to 1961. 
In 1962 he was appointed by the 
State Department as an Educational 
Program Assistant in Nairobi, Kenya, 
and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He re- 
turned to the Bowdoin faculty last 
fall as an Assistant Professor of Gov- 
ernment. A graduate of Calvin Col- 
lege with an M.A. from Michigan 
and a Ph.D. from Chicago, he studied 
in Holland in 1951/52 under a Ful- 
bright Grant. Professor Rensenbrink 
is in Zambia and Tanzania for six 
weeks this semester as a consultant 
for a non-profit firm which publishes 
books from underdeveloped lands. 


Talk of the Alumni 

One Man's Bequest 

ELSEWHERE in this issue is 
the obituary of Kosrof Eligian 
'38. It is his bequest to his 
children that we would like to note 

Born in Armenia in 1907, he was 
three months old when his father left 
for America to seek a better oppor- 
tunity for himself and his family. Mr. 
Eligian's mother was drowned in the 
Euphrates River for refusing to for- 
sake her Christian faith, and most of 
his other relatives were killed by the 
Turks during World War I. He came 
to this country in 1928, joined his 
father and stepmother in Portland, 
and at the age of 26 entered Bow- 
doin. He was graduated cum laude 
and was elected to membership in 
Phi Beta Kappa. After three years at 
the University of Chicago's School of 
Social Service, he was a child guid- 
ance counselor at Illinois State Train- 
ing School for boys. Then came more 
graduate training and social service 
positions in Cleveland, Sioux City, 
and Hartford. 

In 1955 he moved to Seattle to be- 
come Executive Director of what is 
now called the Family Counseling 
Service. Despite three heart attacks 
and a case of tuberculosis during the 
eight years before his death, he de- 
veloped a pilot project in counseling 
for the aged, led in sponsoring con- 
ferences of social workers and clergy- 
men, and worked on proposals for 
using federal anti-poverty program 
funds to bring counseling services to 
families not otherwise able to obtain 

Herewith his bequest: 

"Lucene and Gregg, I have jotted 
down for you some of the incidents 
that have lived on in my memory, and 
sentiments that have had their impact 
on me. These might have been the 
things I would recount to you if we 
were to sit beside the fire during the 
cold, winter evenings, as your great- 
grandfather was wont to do when I 


sat on his knees in Karasar. Make of 
them what you will. Every parent has 
the impulse to leave his children not 
only material goods, but also some- 
thing of himself. Bequeathing lega- 
cies, including written thoughts, af- 
fords contentment, but only for the 
time being; for what seem more en- 
during are the daily talks, the songs, 
the play, and the visions of the future 
which we share. Yet it seems impos- 

I / I 

Kosrof Eligian '38 
Humanity is our destiny. 

sible for me to avoid the temptation 
to draw conclusions from my experi- 
ences, and profess my hopes and be- 
liefs for the future. 

"I see all life as in endless flux. 
None of our present loyalties and 
beliefs will endure for ever. Change 
in the human way of life, although 
continuous, has been imperceptibly 
slow because of fear and not for lack 
of knowledge. The mark of greatness 
is the attainment of true maturity, of 
a constantly and patiently searching 
mind, a fascination for life, tolerance 
for differences in others, and courage 
for self-expression. Our efforts to 
eliminate violence and brutalities and 
to achieve human brotherhood have 
been, and will continue to be, ham- 
pered by our need for belonging and 
for conformity to our own group- 
racial, national, religious. Many have 
deplored the cost in human suffering 

arising from the disparities between 
what we inherently believe in and 
what we actually do. The cumulative 
forces of mutual distrust and persecu- 
tion among men should almost be 
enough to erode the granite face of 
the mountains, it seems. To escape 
from pain and violence, people have 
sought strength and protection in 
closing ranks within their own kind, 
from where they proceed to others. 
Thus nationalism and the major reli- 
gions, with all their diverse sectarian- 
isms, have fed the fires of human con- 
flict. Love and compassion still tend 
to be only abstract concepts invoked 
for the sake of expediency. The his- 
tory of our times is replete with 
examples of hateful rivalry among 
nations, jealousies and backbiting, 
feuding among different religious 
groups. What do these differences in 
religious belief portend for the human 

"In my childhood, before being 
orphaned, family affection, play, and 
adventure were all that I wanted. 
When I lived with the Turks, I 
groped constantly for food, food of 
any kind that would ease the hunger 
pangs! In Syria the most pervasive 
compulsion in me was to realize iden- 
tity, both as an individual and as a 
member of an upsurging nation, 
which, secure in its faith, had stood 
like a rock against every assault. In 
America, my icy feelings of strange- 
ness and mistrust as an immigrant 
were gradually thawed in the friendly, 
accepting atmosphere. In the presence 
of democracy as an attainable ideal, 
smug nationalism and rigidly binding 
traditionalism seemed no longer ten- 
able. To me, America seemed to have 
the promise of moving forward toward 
a unified, harmonious society. Once 
it would have been impossible for me 
even to consider marriage to a non- 
Armenian. But, as an American, I 
could consider marriage based only 
on the attractions and merits of the 
individual. Such an evolution in my 
attitude could have come about only 

from a feeling of having been accepted 
for what I was. 

"Because of group differences, there 
probably will always exist social 
classes to some degree in our society. 
But during the last three decades, I 
have witnessed remarkable fluidity 
among classes because of increased 
scientific knowledge, technological 
change, and social legislation. The 
rise of the new nations, the ambitious 
challenge of growing ones, should 
hasten our progress toward fuller 
equalitarianism. But meanwhile these 
outside pressures may cause twists and 
distortions in our democratic fabric 
unless we assume responsibility and 
seek the way before us with intelli- 
gence, vision, tolerance, wisdom, and 

"Love and nurture your home, your 
country, with all that you have within 
you, but look across the street to your 
neighbors, across the artificial boun- 
daries, across the waters to your dis- 
tant ancestors and neighbors, with 
whom we are inextricably involved, 
because, without them, life for us 
might have been different. 

"Unfortunately, I will probably 
carry for the rest of my life the scars 
of the wounds and the lingering, 
stubborn pains of my childhood ex- 
periences. But for the sake of peace 
and the harmony of mankind, I would 
be willing to break bread with a 
Turk in my house or to take a drink 
with him at the bar. 

"The soft beauty of the rainbow, 
the tender glow of the autumn leaves, 
the teeming fertility of the fields, 
the lone whip-poor-will's lost song in 
the night, the chimes of dawn are so 
to us only in context with other 
human beings. 

"For humanity is our love, sorrow, 
joy, cross, and destiny." 

Unforgettable Graduate 

ADMIRAL Donald B. MacMillan 
'98, one of Bowdoin's most un- 
forgettable graduates, was the subject 
of a seven-page article entitled "The 
Most Unforgettable Character I've 
Met" in the February issue of The 
Reader's Digest. 

The article was written by Ruther- 
ford Piatt, who travelled on two Arc- 
tic voyages with Admiral Mac on the 
schooner Bowdoin. Piatt is the father 
of Alexander D. Piatt '66. 

Piatt describes Admiral Mac, who 

College Bookstore display in Admiral Mac's honor 
A teacher of courage and beauty. 

celebrated his 91st birthday last fall, 
as an "explorer, scientist and teacher 
of courage and beauty to men." 

To earn his way through Bowdoin, 
Admiral Mac "worked as a high- 
school janitor, sold books house to 
house, drove a milk cart, ran a private 
gymnasium, taught country school." 

After graduation he became a 
teacher and in the summer operated 
a camp on the Maine coast. It was at 
the camp that he saved 10 people in 
two separate boating accidents within 
the space of four days. His heroic 
deeds came to the attention of Ad- 
miral Robert E. Peary '77, who in 
1908 invited him to go on what was 
to become one of the most famous 
of Arctic expeditions, the discovery 
of the North Pole. 

Admiral MacMillan made numer- 
ous trips to the North, including the 
famous Crocker Land expedition of 
1913, which he commanded, and 26 
voyages in the Bowdoin, which was 
christened in 1921 and sailed more 
than 200,000 miles before reaching 
its final berth 38 years later in Mystic 
Seaport, Conn. His last voyage to the 
Arctic was made in 1954, shortly after 
the Navy had commissioned him a 
Rear Admiral. It was also in 1954 
that Bowdoin awarded him its most 
distinctive honor, the Bowdoin Prize. 

Reprints of the article are avail- 
able without charge from the Office 
of the Executive Secretary. 

Commencement Plugs 

A LUMNI Secretary Peter C. Barn- 
-*•*- ard '50 reminds us that Com- 
mencement Weekend will be June 
9-11. Details later by direct mail. 

Mrs. F. Webster Browne ('25), 
President of the Society of Bowdoin 
Women, says the ladies' headquarters 
will be in Gibson Hall. The Society 
will sponsor luncheons in Sargent 
Gymnasium on June 10 and 11. Any 
feminine friend of Bowdoin not on 
the Society's mailing list should get 
in touch with Secretary Mrs. Robert 
S. Stuart ('44), 15 Meadowbrook Rd., 
Brunswick. The Society will send out 
a detailed announcement in May. 

Finally, Pop Hatch '21 and Rip 
Hovey '26 have asked us to announce 
that their classes are planning a re- 
ception in honor of Dean Kendrick 
and Assistant Treasurer Glenn R. 
Mclntire '25 in the Alumni House 
from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 9. All are 
cordially invited. 

Sign of the Times 

THE S.S. Bowdoin Victory, a vet- 
eran of World War II and 
Korea, is back on active duty. Accord- 
ing to the government, it is one of 25 
victory ships that have been reacti- 
vated from the reserve fleet "because 
of the increasing requirements of 
our commitment in Soudieast Asia." 


A Bird's Eye View of the Campus 

FOR THOSE of you who have been wondering 
what the campus looks like with the addition of 
the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library Building, Se- 
nior Center and New Gymnasium, the Alumnus 
offers this bird's eye view. The photograph was 
taken on a cold, clear January day. 

The Senior Center is in the lower right of 
the photograph, and the Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library Building is in the foreground. In the 
upper right and partially obscured by Sargent 
Gymnasium and Hyde Athletic Building is the 
New Gymnasium. — Photo by Tom Jones. 




About 90 alumni and their ladies at- 
tended a dinner meeting in Marblehead on 
Jan. 21. Dean Kendrick and Glenn R. Mc- 
Intire '25, Assistant Treasurer of the Col- 
lege, were guest speakers. 


Coach Peter Kostacopoulos was guest 
speaker at a meeting of the Club on Nov. 
12 at the Northeastland Hotel, Presque 
Isle. Some 30 alumni and five subfreshmen 
guests were present. 


Prof. Nate Dane '37 spoke before 34 
members of the Club at its monthly lun- 
cheon on Jan. 11. His talk mainly centered 
around the academic life at the College. 


The Club held its fall dinner meeting 
on Nov. 17 at the Chicago Yacht Club. The 
speaker was Ed Born '57, Editor of the 
Alumnus, who gave an informal report on 
recent campus activities. 

At an informal business meeting on Oct. 
21 the following officers were elected: Presi- 
dent, Geoffrey Houghton '53; Vice Presi- 
dent and Treasurer, David Bird '56; Secre- 
tary-, Harold Fish '25; and Alumni Council 
Representative, Stan Sargent '35. 


Fifteen alumni attended a meeting at the 
Tavern Club on Nov. 18. Dick Woods '37 
was elected President. Other new officers 
are John Belka '54, Vice President; Dave 
Roberts '62, Secretary-Treasurer; and Bill 
Burton '37, Alumni Council Representative. 

Out-going Alumni Council Representa- 
tive Ollie Emerson '49 reported on the fall 
meeting at the College. Principal speaker 
was Alumnus Editor Ed Born '57, who 
brought news from the campus. 

The Christmas Alumni Luncheon was at 
the Midday Club on Dec. 29. Twenty-one, 
including five undergraduates and five sub- 
freshmen, attended. 


Charles D. Scoville '52, our Alumni 
Council Representative, gave a report on 
the fall conference of the Council and 
Alumni Fund at our monthly luncheon on 
Dec. 16. William J. Daley '58, Chairman 
of our Prospective Students Committee, 
spoke informally about the admissions pro- 
cess at our Jan. 20 luncheon meeting. 


The Club's winter stag dinner and sports 
night was on Jan. 21 at the Longshore 
Club in Westport. Peter Kostacopoulos, 

coach of football, was the speaker. 


Nearly 30 alumni and wives gathered for 
the fall dinner meeting at Detroit Country 
Day School on Nov. 22. Ed Born '57, Editor 
of the Alumnus, spoke informally on recent 
events at the College. 


Forty-four alumni and guests, including 
24 school boys, gathered at the Thorndike 
Hotel in Rockland for the fall dinner meet- 
ing on Nov. 17. President Rex Garrett '35 
conducted a business meeting, and Alumni 
Council Representative David Verrill '50 
reported on the fall meeting. Special guests 
were Bill Weiners '67, Alumni Secretary 
Peter Barnard '50, and the principal speak- 
er, coach Charlie Butt. 


Football coach Peter Kostacopoulos was 
the special guest at the fall stag meeting 
of the Club on Nov. 19. Twenty-one alumni 
and guests gathered at the Merrimack Val- 
ley Motor Inn in North Andover, Mass. 

Elected officers were Eugene Bernardin 
'47, President; Robert Macartney '49, Vice 
President; Bruce Gower '50, Secretary; John 
Begley '46, Treasurer; and Charles Hatch 
'35, Alumni Council Representative. Mich- 
ael Batal '54, Robert Foster '34, Horace 
Greene '39, William Kurth '54, Edward 
Marston '46, Dr. Kenneth McKusick '52, 
and Bruce MacGregor '44 were elected 


Seventeen alumni and their ladies at- 
tended a dinner meeting on Jan. 18. Pete 
Barnard '50, Bob Cross '45 and Ed Born '57 
of the Alumni Office and Joe Kamin, Di- 
rector of News Services, spoke informally. 
The meeting was organized by John Perkin 
'59. Warren Stearns '32 of Toronto traveled 
the farthest distance to attend the affair. 


About 25 attended the fall dinner meet- 
ing at the New Hampshire Highway Hotel, 
Concord, on Nov. 9. President Skip Howard 
'54 presided and introduced members and 
guests. Dr. Fred Waldron '39, Vice Presi- 
dent and Council Member, reported on the 
fall meeting of the Council. Speakers were 
hockey coach Sid Watson and football 
coach Peter Kostacopoulos. 


Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dugan '39, Dr. and 
Mrs. Roberts Grover '49, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Baxter '42, and Convener and Mrs. Norman 
Workman 41 attended the fall dinner 
meeting at the Racquet Club, Portland, on 
Oct. 6. Special guest was Associate Director 
of Admissions Bob Mellow. 


The Club held its fall dinner on Nov. 11 
at the Penobscot Valley Country Club. Sec- 
retary Tom Needham '57 reports that 18 
were present. Coach Pete Kosty was the 
guest speaker. 

Officers for this year are Lloyd Willey 
'56, President; Joseph Sewall '43, Vice 
President; Thomas Needham '57, Secretary- 
Treasurer; and Philip Tukey '39, Alumni 
Council Representative. 


Capt. Ed Langbein '57 was the guest 
speaker at the monthly luncheon on Nov. 
3. The meeting was at the Yale Club, 1524 
Walnut St. 


The fall organizational meeting was held 
at the home of President Fritz Kleibacker 
Jr. '31 on Oct. 20. Present were Ray Bald- 
ridge '60, Nelson Hicks '58, Dave Laurie 
'59, Stephen Zeoli '61, and Secretary Les 
Leonetti '57. On Dec. 22 the Club held its 
annual Christmas smoker. Attending were 
seven high school seniors, five undergrad- 
uates, and nine Club members. Football 
coach Pete Kostacopoulos was guest speak- 
er at a meeting of the Club on Jan. 9. 


More than 60 alumni attended the annual 
football dinner banquet at the Portland 
Country Club on Oct. 20. Football coach 
Pete Kosty was the principal speaker. He 
told us how the computer was being used 
in analyzing the team's strengths and weak- 
nesses. On Nov. 3, Prof. Walter Boland was 
the speaker at our monthly luncheon meet- 
ing at the Cumberland Club. About 15 at- 

On Dec. 11 members of the Club and 
their wives were on campus for a social hour 
in the Alumni House, a spaghetti dinner in 
the Moulton Union, and the Amherst-Bow- 
doin basketball game in the gymnasium. F. 
Erwin Cousins '24 was in charge of the 

Freshman basketball coach Edmund 


Goalie Dick Leger '66 received the Most Valuable Player Award for his performance 
in the nets against Army on Dec. 11 at West Point. The pewter mug was donated by 
the Bowdoin Club of New York City. Making the presentation are Miss Susan Dayton, 
11, daughter of Daniel L. Dayton '49, and Miss Laurie Hormel, 15, a long-time Bow- 
doin rooter. More than 150 Bowdoin fans attended, according to New York Club 
Secretary Harold M. Sewall '51, including 35 who chartered bus from New York. 
During the football season, the Club gave a similar award to halfback Paul Souie '66. 

Coombs spoke at the monthly luncheon on 
Jan. 5, and the Prospective Students Com- 
mittee entertained about 40 high school 
boys on the campus on Jan. 13. 


Convener Alton Pope reports that nine 
attended the opening luncheon meeting on 
Dec. 9 at the Hotel Pennsylvania: Fish '15, 
Newcombe '14, Webster '10, Mooers '18, 
Brown '18, Barker *22, Kennedy '13, Mars- 
ton '99, and Pope '11. 

The Club has instituted dues of $1.00 
a man, and sustaining members are invited 
to send their checks to the Convener at 105 
20th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg, Fla. 


Officers for 1966/67 were elected by 
mailed ballot in December, as follows: 
President, Marvin Kaitz '54; Vice President, 
Reginald Spurr '46; Secretary, Henry Dowst 
'54; Treasurer, Charles Stuart '37; Alumni 
Council Representative, William Dougherty 
'46; Directors, Francis Dane '31, Daniel 
Downer '41, Rev. Albert Jenkins '31, Pat- 
rick Koughan '43, and David Smith '46. 

Alumni also voted to change the name 
of the Club from the Bowdoin Club of Los 
Angeles to the Bowdoin Club of Southern 

Alumni new to the area or temporarily 
located in southern California may get in 
touch with the secretary at 761 Radcliffe 
Ave., Pacific Palisades, Calif. 90272. 

Associate Director of Admissions Bob Mel- 

low and several alumni met at the Hyatt 
House on Oct. 17. He showed slides of the 


Twenty-one, including guest speaker 
Dodge Fernald, attended the fall dinner 
meeting and ladies' night at the Mayfair 
Inn on Oct. 29. Professor Fernald showed 
slides of the campus. 


Prof. William Whiteside, Director of the 
Senior Center Program, was guest speaker 
at a meeting of the Club on Dec. 9. About 
30 attended the meeting at Cross's Restau- 
rant, Farmington. 

New Officers were elected. They are: 
President, Robert Beal '51; Vice President 
Philip Schwind '23; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Davis Burnell '50. Henry Hastings '41 con- 
tinues as Alumni Council Member. 



Tues., March 8, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Steckino's Restaurant, 106 Middle St., 
Lewiston. Prof. Roger Howell '58, speaker. 

Tues., April 12, noon: monthly luncheon. 


Tues., March 29, 7:30 p.m.: Coach Mac- 
Fayden and baseball team, guests. 


Fri., March 18, 6:15 p.m. social hour and 
7:15 dinner: spring dinner and ladies' night 
at the Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth 
Ave. President Coles, Dean Kendrick, Assis- 
tant Treasurer Mclntire '25, and Prof. H. 
R. Brown H'63, guests. 

Tues., April 12, noon: monthly luncheon 
at Nick's, 100 Warren ton Rd. 

Thurs., May 12, 8:30 p.m. Bowdoin Night 
at the Pops, Symphony Hall. 


Sat., April 30, all day: annual meeting 
at the College. 


Tues., May 10, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. Dean Kendrick, speaker! 


Mon., March 14, evening: dinner meet- 
ing. Coach Watson, speaker. 

Wed., May 11, evening: spring dinner 
meeting. Dean Kendrick. 


Thurs., March 31: Bowdoin Bachelors. 

Thurs., May 12, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. Dean Kendrick, speaker. 


Fri., April 1, evening: spring dinner and 
ladies' night. Bowdoin Bachelors. 


Thurs., March 17, noon: monthly lun- 
cheon at the University Club. Prof. H. R. 
Brown H'63. 

Thurs., April 21: monthly luncheon. 

Fri., May 20, evening: spring dinner and 
ladies' night. Dean Kendrick. 


Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m. social hour and 
8 dinner: spring meeting and ladies' night 
at the Longshore Club, Westport. Dean 
Kendrick, speaker. 


Wed., April 20, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night at the Pioneer House, 
Augusta. President Coles, speaker. 


Sat., April 23, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. Prof. H. R. Brown H'63 
and Coach Butt, speakers. 


Tues., March 15, evening meeting. Coach 
Watson, speaker. 


Wed., March 16, evening meeting. Coach 
Watson, speaker. 


Wed., May 4, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Yale Club, 1524 Walnut St. 


Wed., March 30: joint concert, Glee Club 
and Chatham College. 


Wed., April 6, noon: monthly luncheon 


at the Cumberland Club. 116 High St. 
Mvron Curtis '58, speaker. 


Mon., April 4, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the University Club, Benefit and Water- 
man Streets, Providence. 

Thurs., May 19, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night at Francis Farm, Reho- 
both. Dean Kendrick and Assistant Trea- 
surer Mclntire '25, speakers. 


Fri., May 13, evening: spring dinner and 
ladies' night. Dean Kendrick, speaker. 


Thurs., April 14, noon: monthly lun- 
cheon at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Final 
meeting of the season. 


Tues., April 5, noon: monthly luncheon 
at the Sphinx Club, 1315 K. St. N.W. 

Thurs., April 14, evening: spring dinner 
and ladies' night. President Coles, speaker. 


Wed., May 18: spring dinner and ladies' 
night at the Shawmut Inn. Bowdoin Bach- 



Bowdoin has received a bequest of $7,000 
under the will of the late Dr. Charles S. 
F. Lincoln. In addition he bequeathed 
|5,000 to the Psi Upsilon Chapter House 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

David Porter wrote at Christmas to say 
there is "a 50-50 chance I may fly to our 
60th reunion in June." His address is 
Frilford Heath, near Abingdon Berkshire, 


Christopher Toole 

4884 MacArthur Boulevard, #7 

Washington, D. C. 20007 

Sturgis Leavitt caused a stir and received 
an unprecedented standing ovation at a 
meeting of the South Atlantic Modern 
Languages Association in November. He 
read a paper, "Striptease in Golden Age 
Drama." Seems that Cervantes was the first 
to dream up the idea of disrobing as part 
of the action in a dramatic performance. 



Waldoboro 04572 

We are at the moment thinking that old 
men don't make history. To this coinci- 
dence we ascribe the fact that the 1909 
scribe is rather constantly faced by the 
necessity of spinning nothing out into 
something. But hold while a bit of history 
unfolds itself. Daniel Koughan has become 
a great-grandfather. The line runs straight 
from Dan to John '41 to Kevin (married 
in June '64, son born May '65). One, two, 
three, four generations add up to a great- 

Dan still maintains a summer home on 
Peaks Island and a year-round residence in 
Newtonville, Mass. 

Our classmate, Dorothy Marsh H'64, has 
recently been honored with a citation from 
the National Recreation Society. Further- 
more she has been made a member of the 
National Advisory Council of the Society 
for a More Beautiful Capital and has be- 
come a Trustee of the Meridian House 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Albert Moulton, whose brother, 
Dr. Bryant E. Moulton '13, died on Dec. 10. 

Paul Newman has left Fryeburg and has 
gone into winter quarters at the offices of 
Little Brown & Co., Chicago. 

Dr. and Mrs. Sturtevant spent Labor Day 
in Maine, guests of the Stones in Norway. 
We understand they have been on a short 
Caribbean cruise. 

Since your scribe has no other data, he 
presumes to offer a word about himself. 
He recalls that when he retired in 1947 
the wife of a distinguished American 
painter observed: "A New England boulder 
in going back to rest on a Maine hillside." 
Since that distant day your agent has done 
little more than rest and resist changes in 
the losing battle with old age. He has laid 
aside all activities and duties save a few 
voluntary ones. He serves his class and 
college and still holds on to membership 
in one of the state authorities (appointed 
by Govs. Payne, Muskie and Reed, but this 
is no evidence that he is a political mav- 
erick). We have long tried to make it "Our 
fast intent/To shake all care and business 
from our age,/While we/Unburthen'd crawl 
toward death." (Lear) . 

From Fairlee, Vt., where the Connecticut 
winds through the green countryside of 
New Hampshire and Vermont like a bright 
blue ribbon, that famous connoisseur of 
cheese, of the most famous of all Classes, 
1910, Herb Warren, writes: "In every issue 
of the Alumnus I look for your report on 
the Sturdies of 1909, but where be they 
all?" He regrets, etc. So do we. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Chet Boynton says he stays close to home 
where he can hear the dinner bell. He 
spends part of his time on his ringtoe 
skates. Says he makes it o.k. straight ahead, 
but it is difficult to cut a "figure eight." 

Watch out, Chet. I'm sure you are not as 
hard as you were when you played football, 
and the ice is harder. 

Chet also says he goes fishing up at 
Mount Katahdin. I didn't know that the 
fish swam that high. 

Clyde Deming (one 1910 pole vaulter) 
retired on July 1 after 50 years in the prac- 
tice of medicine. He holds the position of 
Clinical Professor of Urology Emeritus at 
Yale's School of Medicine. 

The St. Louis Board of Education has 
appointed Herman Dreer as a consultant 
on the history of the Negro. 

Puss Newman writes that he is losing 
weight since his retirement from presiding 
over the Eastern Bank & Trust Co. He sure 
is following the spirit of Bowdoin Beata 
in "sending his sons to Bowdoin in the 
fall." Both sons and grandsons have gone 
and a report just in says that he has two 
great-grandsons who he hopes will head 
for Bowdoin. 

Clint Peters reports he has three homes, 
at Sebago Lake, at Sarasota, Fla. (with the 
circus) , and at Portland. He keeps his 
Portland home so he will not lose track 
of paying taxes. 

Clint goes grouse hunting in the fall 
and occasionally gets a bird. He says on 
the wing, but we doubt that. He does not 
get around as he used to, but who does? 

The Rev. Al Stone is beginning his 17th 
year as Pastor of the Prospect Hill Con- 
gregational Church in Sommerville, Mass. 
Al is mentioned in Who's Who in the East. 
More power to you, Al. 

When Ralph "Tommie" Thompson re- 
tired as Assistant Librarian of the D.C. 
Public Library in 1957, his biography was 
published by a magazine for librarians. It 
is a fascinating story. 

Ray Tuttle writes he is still in Attleboro, 
Mass. He and Harriet recently took a trip 
to Bermuda. The trip was a gift from their 
children on their 50th. 

Herbie Warren is still counting freight 
cars. What will he do when the trains 
stop running? 

Cony Weston writes that the best thing 
that has happened to him is marrying Vir- 
ginia Fry and inheriting seven grandchil- 

We have received a long letter from 
"Gramp" Wing. He says he is a lawyer but 
spends his time running a hotel, a mill 
on an unsuccessful farm, a ski resort at 
Sugarloaf Mountain, a bank, and a water 
company. Poor "Gramp." Why not retire? 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Walter Greenleaf spent the month of 
January in Honolulu at Waikiki Beach. 

Ernest Weeks' widow, Augusta, died in 
Chipley, Fla., on Dec. 31. 



Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 

Percy and Eleanor Mitchell left Jaffrey, 
N.H., before Christmas and are spending 
the winter months in Florida. 

"Colonel" Newcombe sent the Secretary 
word at Christmas from St. Petersburg, 
Fla., that he and his wife managed to keep 
fairly well. He wrote: "Not that I see any 
good reason for Russia and the U.S. com- 
peting for a first place in the moon when 
both of them have more terrestrial prob- 
lems than they can begin to solve." 

Members of the Class will regret to learn 
of the death of Earle Wilson's widow, Lucy, 
on Jan. 7. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

The December 1965 issue of the Colby 
Library Quarterly was devoted to Robert 
P. T. Coffin in observance of the 10th 
anniversary of his death. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Alvah Stetson, whose wife, Mable, 
died on Dec. 1. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

In December George Grierson wrote: 
"Fighting cancer and arthritis, but still 
optimistic. Now have three grandchildren, 
all living in San Diego, Calif. Hope to be 
with the gang at our 50th in June." 

Ralph "Doc" Haywood reports from 
Pompano Beach, Fla., where he and his 
wife Margaret now live, that he has been 
engaged in a battle for his eyesight, and 
that his doctors now give him encourage- 
ment. Living nearby are Ralph's and Mar- 
garet's son, Ben '51. Their daughter is the 
wife of Wes Bevins '40. The two Haywood 
families and the Bevinses plan a family 
reunion at Bowdoin in June, when Ralph's 
class holds its 50th and Ben's its 15th re- 

John Winter's son, Norman '50, has been 
promoted to major in the Air Force. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Hugh Blanchard has decided to retire 
after nearly 40 years as New England Man- 


COOK '21 

ager for Rand McNally's Education Divi- 
sion. He has been asked to serve as a part- 
time consultant. Hugh and Mae spent the 
winter in Phoenix where their son, an ad- 
ministrative attorney with the Department 
of Justice, was temporarily assigned. 


Donald S. Higoins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Harold Hersum has retired from the 
Maine State Highway Commission after 
having been with it since 1931. 


Sanpord B. Cousins 
23 McKeen Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Edward Berman in December received 
the State of Israel Bond Freedom Medal 
for his demonstration of "the highest tra- 
ditions of Judaism and democracy" in com- 
munity service. 

Louis Dennett has been elected President 
of the Chebeague Island Development 

Ed Ellms missed our reunion last June 
because his wife's mother was ill. She 
passed away in September. 

Ed wrote in December: "I have recently 
become a great-grandfather and am won- 
dering if I am the first in 1920." Ed sent 
along a photo of Mrs. A. L. Ellms, great- 
great-grandmother; himself; Mrs. L. H. 
Hatch Jr. '41, grandmother; Mrs. Brian 
McMann, mother; and the reason for it all, 
son Christopher John McMann. 

In November Newell Foster, former 
superintendent of the Statue of Liberty 
monument, was cited for 30 years of exem- 
plary service. 

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hall left in January 
for a two month stay in Florida, where they 
were to be the guests of Mrs. Hall's brother, 
Dr. Bill Van Wart '18. 

Maynard Waltz retired from Keene State 
College as Professor of Education after 35 
years there. His son Miles '57 is in his 
second year of residency at Rhode Island 


Norman W. Haines 
247 South Street 
Reading, Mass. 01867 

to list only your community activities in 
this issue. These, along with whatever other 
news that has come in, follow. 

Al Benton is President of the Laurel 
Hill Cemetery Association, a Director of 
the Rotary Club, an Incorporator of the 
Biddeford Savings Bank and of the Saco- 
Biddeford Savings Institution, and a Deacon 
of the Second Congregational Church of 
Biddeford and Trustee of its Permanent 

Carroll Clark is Director of Civil Defense 
in Ogunquit and is active in the local civic 
club, historical society, little league, and 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church. He was re- 
cently elected a Director of the World 
Affairs Council of Maine. 

Don Clifford was a Trustee of the Village 
of Bronxville, N. Y., for six years. 

Sanger Cook is busy writing a history of 
Pittsfield. It will be published in book 
form and will be illustrated. 

Harry Helson says he'll be at our 45th in 
June. He's building a home in Vermont 
and will spend the summer there. No plans 
for retiring from Kansas State, however. 

Stewart Kurtz wrote in December: "I am 
now retired from Sun Oil Co. after 30 
years with them. I am still doing profes- 
sional consulting, however. As you may 
know, my wife and I raised three boys and 
now have six grandsons." 

Paul Larrabee is a part-time instructor at 
Gorham State College. 

Curt Laughlin is Treasurer of the Dia- 
mond Island Association. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Hugh Nixon, whose brother, 
Theodore Nixon '22, died on Jan. 8. 

Reggy Noyes has been active in a cam- 
paign to preserve and maintain old Me- 
morial Hall on the former Colby campus in 
Waterville. He is Director of the Maine 
Citizens for Public Schools and President of 
the Onawa Community Association. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ralph Ogden, whose wife, 
Mary Ann, died in November. 

Frank Ormerod's activities include New 
Eyes for the Needy; Red Cross; Old Guard 
of Millburn (N. J.) Township, of which he 
is Vice President; and the Walter S. Gifford 
Chapter, Life Member Club of the Tele- 
phone Pioneers of America. He is Vice 
President of that organization. 

In December he wrote: "Friends of ours 


As you all know, Pop Hatch has been 
sending out questionnaires. He asked us 

TOBEY '21 


want us to join them in Madrid on May 
20 and to tour Madrid, Toledo, Seville, 
Cordova, and Granada. . . . We shall leave 
them to fly back to the U.S.A. about June 1. 

Larry Pennell is Treasurer of the Pejep- 
scot Historical Society and one of the 
deacons of the Unitarian-Universalist 
Church in Brunswick. 

Doc Reiber is a lay reader in the Episco- 
pal Church. 

Frank St. Clair retired from New Jersey 
Bell Telephone Co. in October after 43 
vears of service. 

Bob Schonland is Sexton of the Auburn 
Congregational Church. 

Ron Tobey has been active since his re- 
tirement from Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Co. in 1964. He has been a deacon in his 
church and has served on several of its 
committees, including the building fund. 
He also enjoys camping at Sebec Lake, 
where the fishing is good. 

Ryo Toyokawa wrote from Japan to say 
that he is in very good health and is 
planning on attending our "Golden 50th." 
Rvo has a son who is a freshman in 
college in Japan. He hopes that his son 
will be able to attend Bowdoin a bit later. 

Ed White is a member of the Center- 
ville Historical Society. 

It's time to transplant Larry Willson 
back to his home diggings in Sussex, N. J. 
The January- issue had him living in Sussex, 
N. Y. Says Pop Hatch: "Larry is proud 
of his New Jersey roots and especially 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

John Bachulus heard from Bill Clymer at 
Christmas. Bill sent along Christmas poems 
that he and Marge had written. Bill retired 
on April 1 after 37 years with DuPont. He 
expects to be at our 45th. 

In December the Brunswick Savings and 
Loan Association became the First Bruns- 
wick Federal Savings and Loan Association. 
Clyde Congdon is Executive Vice President 
and Treasurer. 

Maynard Howe has remained active since 
his retirement in 1962. He and Viola live 
in Kezar Falls, where for the third year 
Maynard has been elected Secretary of 
the Kezar Falls— Cornish Kiwanis Club. 

It was good to hear from Doc Roland 
McCormack, who is at the Iowa State Uni- 
versity Hospital. Roland writes that his 
son, Bill '49, is a pediatrician at the Mc- 
Farland Clinic in the same town. Roland 
alternates in his off-time between hunting 
and playing in the Iowa State University 

Francis Ridley wrote a long letter from 
612 Jacaranda St., Dunedin, Fla., where he 
would welcome mail from classmates and 
friends. Since moving there in 1962 he has 
had a major operation and serious illness. 
At present his son is nearby in Tampa. 

Evarts Wagg wrote in December to say 
that he and his wife plan to be at our 
reunion in June 1967. He keeps busy work- 
ing his half-acre of land. He's also active 
in the church and civic association, and is 
a Republican Precinct Chairman and editor 
of a newsletter for retired telephone em- 

ployees. Last summer the Waggs toured 
the Pacific Northwest by train. 

Robley Wilson has retired from his 
teaching position in Sanford. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Elvin Latty has been named William R. 
Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Uni- 
versity Law School and has asked to be 
relieved of his duties as Dean, which he 
assumed in 1958. 

Elliot Perkins's son, Peter, became en- 
gaged to Margaret Cross in November. 

Phil Schwind is the new Vice President of 
the Bowdoin Club of Western Maine. 



Clarence D. Rouillard 
209 Rosedale Heights Drive 
Toronto 7, Ont., Canada 

Red Cousins reports he is wasting away 
since his retirement on Jan. 1 (see cuts) . 
To keep from fading away completely, he is 
studying geology at the University of Maine 
at Portland. 

Harold Dunphy wrote in December to 
say that he and Florence were planning to 
go to Venice, Fla., after the first of the 
year. They enjoyed their 66 day trip to 
the Mediterranean last March but feel they 
want to stay here this year. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Charles Drummond retired from his 
position at the Oxford Paper Mill in Rum- 
ford and is living at 2070 N.E. 56th St., 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33308. 

Former New Rochelle (N. Y.) City Judge 
Thomas Fasso was honored in November 
by a group of some 60 residents. 

Weston Walch was re-elected a City 
Councilor of Portland in December. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 
Brunswick 04011 

Alfred Andrews wrote in December: "It 
may be of interest that the radio program 
'The First Christmas,' for which I did the 
research, will be widely broadcast in Maine 
on Christmas Day. This program received 
the Gabriel Award of the Catholic Broad- 
casters Association and was nominated for 
citations by the National Council of 
Churches and the Southern Baptist Assoc." 

James Jones was the author of "Your In- 
ventory: You Can Manage it for Faster 
Turnover/ Bigger Profits" in the Oct. 14 
issue of Hardware Age. 

Herbert Taylor wrote in December: "My 
son, Herb Jr., aged 16, played on the 
Kotzschmar organ, City Hall, Portland, this 
past summer as a pupil guest on his teach- 
er's program. His teacher is George Whit- 
ney '48." 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 


Hodding Carter's son, Hodding III, is 
a 1965/66 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. 

Ros Moore's son, Ros Jr. '54, returned 
from Vietnam in September after flying 
149 helicopter missions in 13 months. He 
and his family are now in Germany. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Ben Butler was re-elected Elder of the 
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the 
State of Maine last fall. 

Fred Cowan, who continues as head of 
the Health Physics Division at Brookhaven 
National Laboratory, has been elected to 
membership on the International Commis- 
sion on Radiation Units and Measurements 
for a four-year term. 


LeBrec Micoleau 
eneral Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

An article entitled "The Orbiting Potato" 
in the Sept. 4 issue of Saturday Review tells 
of some of the research being conducted by 
Frank Brown. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Wolfgang Thomas, whose wife, 
Eleanor, died on Dec. 5. 

'30 s 

. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
ongmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Frederic Bird, whose mother 
died on Dec. 24. 

A scholarship fund in memory of the 
late Dr. George Bowie has been established 
at the College with a bequest of $3,000 
from the will of the late William R. Bowie, 
his father. 

Phil Chapman has been named a 
Corporator of Hampden (Mass.) Savings 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to John McLoon, whose father 
died on Dec. 20. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Twenty-one original drawings owned by 
Artine Artinian and used to illustrate a 
book went on display in Guadalajara, Mex- 
ico, in December. 

Al Fenton wrote in November to say 
that his son Pete '64 has been elected 


President of the Columbia Library School 
Student Committee. 

Leigh Flint has been elected a Director 
of the Maine Municipal Association. He 
was re-elected Mayor of Westbrook in 

Mearl James has announced his candi- 
dacy for the office of selectman in Tops- 

Gus Rehder wrote in November: "Made 
a 30-day trip through Africa with a group 
of members of the American Committee on 
Africa visiting Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, 
Nigeria, Congo (Leopoldville), Burundi, 
Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethopia, U.A.R., 
and Algeria. Had opportunities to meet 
educators and government people as well 
as U.S. Embassy staffs. My roommate on 
the tour was a great-grandson of Jesse 
Appleton, second President of Bowdoin." 

Herman Sweet has been appointed a 
Research Associate in the Orchid Her- 
barium of the Botanical Museum of 

'32 s 


195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

The engagement of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Emerson's son, Charles Jr. '63, and Ann 
Denison Sturm was announced Dec. 19. 


iciiard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Dr. Ernest Coffin wrote in December: 
"Spent the fall convalescing from a frac- 
tured ankle. Damned boring but gave me 
great insight into the inconveniences en- 
dured by the many patients I have treated 
for the same malady." 

Davis Low recently returned from a five 
day excursion to Puerto Rico. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Charles Allen was elected Chairman of 
the Portland City Council in December. 

Robert Carson wrote in December: "My 
son Walter '65 is at the University of 
Virginia in the Medical School. Brown is 
a freshman at Bowdoin and having a great 
time. Robert, Cornell '63, is with Texaco 
in New Orleans and is working at night 
at Tulane toward a master's in geology. 
Everyone gathered in Lexington, Va., for 
the holidays." 

Class Secretary Gordon Gillett's church 
has been left a bequest of $1.2 million. 

John Hickox's advertising firm in Cleve- 
land, which bore his name, has been ac- 
quired by Rodgers and Co. John has be- 
come a Vice President of Rodgers and Co. 

Asa Pike has been elected Treasurer of 
the Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 


Bob Breed wrote in January: "Caryl and 
I are enjoying our third grandchild, Freddy, 
aged eight months. . . . Son Jeff Cushman 

is helping run the Harvard radio station." 
The Breeds are spending the winter in 
Florida and plan to return home in April. 

Granton Dowse wrote in December: "I 
am planning a two week ski trip to St. 
Anton, Austria, and Davos, Switzerland, 
with Brooks Dodge during late January 
and early February." 

Joseph Fisher, who continues as Presi- 
dent of Resources for the Future Inc., has 
been elected a trustee of Teachers In- 
surance and Annuity Association. 

With all the coolness of any member- 
in-good-standing of the 007 Fraternity, 
Class Secretary Paul Sullivan foiled a bank 
robbery in November. A messenger handed 
him a letter telling Paul to remove a bomb 
from the messenger's attache case and re- 
place it with $100,000. Paul ushered the 
messenger into his office, where he was 
apprehended by guards. The "bomb" turn- 
ed out to be gravel wrapped in newspaper. 
The messenger, an 18-year-old boy, claimed 
no knowledge of the letter's contents and 
no charges were filed. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

If any member of the class has an 
address for any of the following men, he 
is asked to send it to the Alumni Office at 
the College: Robert Cobb, Henry Jackson, 
Charles Lewis, and Clinton Osborne. 

Bill Drake is again in the news. A cover 
story in the Oct. 28 issue of Iron Age cites 
Bill's policies at Pennsalt as a classic ex- 
ample of tight and effective budget guides. 

Frank Swan is a busy man. He is Presi- 
dent of the Warren Rotary Club; Co-Presi- 
dent with his wife of the Barrington 
(R.I.) Chapter of the American Field Ser- 
vice; secretary and treasurer with his wife 
of a church organization; and a member of 
the Board of Deacons and Treasurer of the 
Deacons funds in the Barrington Congrega- 
tional Church. One of their children 
graduated from Mount Holyoke last June. 
Two others are in College. 

In the Dec. 13 issue of Newsweek, the 
first after its Senior Editor, Niles von 
Wettberg, died there was a tribute to him 
which said in part: "His real work had 
to do with the editorial community: with 
goodwill, with getting one department to 
understand another, one man to work with 
another. He hated the waste of strife and 
he was ever ready to be a peacemaker and 
mediator, a wise and willing counselor. And 
with the gentleness that has always marked 
him, he demanded— of himself and others— 
a job well done; and he delivered it. He 
was a professional." Copyright, Newsweek 
Inc., December, 1965. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Mr. and Mrs. George Bass's daughter 
Nancy and Charles Wolfram of Minne- 
apolis, Minn., married on Dec. 18. 

Charles and Mildred Brewster celebrated 
their 25th wedding anniversary in October 
with a three-week trip by air to Italy, 
France, and England. They visited many 

places in Europe where Charles was sta- 
tioned in World War II as an Army 

Don Bryant had this to say in December: 
"My wife and I enjoyed meeting Ernie Lis- 
ter and his wife during our trip to Europe 
last spring. We visited eight countries in 
four weeks and had an interesting time." 

Class Secretary Bill Burton and Mrs. 
Anne R. Hillman of Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., 
married on Dec. 18. In November Bill was 
elected Alumni Council Representative of 
the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

Bill Klaber wrote in December: "I'm a 
grandfather now. Daughter Barbara, still 
in Australia, gave birth to a baby girl, 
Sara Elizabeth Gore, on Oct. 26. We're 
bringing them home for a visit in Decem- 
ber 1966. Son Bill is a junior at Wesleyan 
and son Steve is a freshman at Case Insti- 
tute in Cleveland." 

After two years in Paris, Ernie and 
Betty Lister returned to Washington, D. C, 
in September. He is Special Assistant to 
Alan Boyd, Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Transportation. Their younger son Jim 
graduated from Bowdoin in June and is 
doing graduate work at Wisconsin. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bill Owen, whose father, 
Col. Fred H. Owen, died on Dec. 3. 
Bill's father was Director of Security for 
Europe during World War II and was 
decorated many times. 

Bill has been elected President of the 
St. Louis General Motors Management Club. 

In its recent election, the Bowdoin Club 
of Southern California chose Charles Stuart 
as Treasurer. 

Dick Woods was elected President by the 
Bowdoin Club of Cleveland at the fall 
dinner meeting. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Francis Bilodeau has been named direc- 
tor of the R. W. Norton Art Gallery in 
Shrevesport, La. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hyde's daughter, Sara, 
was married to Herbert C. Jurgenleit of 
Oceanside, N. Y., on Dec. 21. 

Ed O'Neill has been appointed to the 
St. Louis University Lay Board of Trustees. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Curtis Symonds, whose father 
died on Nov. 20. 


John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Charlie Campbell, Director of Public 
Affairs for Radio Free Europe, met Bill 
Ireland '49 while the latter was among a 
group of fund raisers who were touring 
RFE's European installations last fall and 
took the opportunity to interview Bill. 
Charlie has also run into Ken Sullivan, 
who is a Labor Attache at the U.S. Em- 
bassy in Bonn. 

Classmates and friends of Bob Fleischner 
will regret to learn that his father, Chester 
O. Fleischner, died on March 25, 1965. 

Paul Gardent was Chairman of the 26th 
annual dinner meeting of the Two/ Ten 



Associates in Boston during December. The 
Associates is a national philanthropic 
foundation of the shoe, leather, and allied 

Fred McKennev wrote in November. "I 
have been selected to enroll in an advanced 
course covering pension plans, profit shar- 
ing plans, and deferred compensation. This 
is a course sponsored by the American 
College of Chartered Life Underwriters and 
is available to C.L.U. members only." 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to George Ware, whose father 
died on Oct. 14. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
svmpathy to Ernest Weeks, whose mother, 
Mrs. Ernest E. Weeks, died on Dec. 31. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 

Don Bradeen represented the College at 
the inauguration of Philip R. Shriver as 
President of Miami University last fall. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Arthur Loomis, whose father, 
Nathaniel E., died Nov. 11. Nathaniel 
Loomis taught chemistry at the College 
from 1911 to 1914. 

Last fall Pope Paul VI named the Rev. 
Russell Novello a Domestic Prelate with 
the title of Right Reverend Monsignor. He 
is Director of the Confraternity of Christian 
Doctrine in the Archdiocese of Boston. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ross Wilson, whose mother, 
Mrs. Lucy-E. Wilson, died on Jan. 7. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Eben Lewis hopes to fly himself and 
one or two of the children from their 
home in Anchorage to our 25th. 

Jack London wrote recently: "I am most 
amazed at the changes of the physical 
plant on campus since son Stephen '64 
graduated and son Howard '69 entered 
this fall. As an alumnus I am most gratified 
with these changes since they signify that 
the College is providing facilities for the 
enrichment of our youth. I am looking 
forward to our 25th reunion next June." 

Since Jan. 1 Converse Murdock has been 
a partner in the law firm of Berl, Potter 
and Anderson, Wilmington, Del. 

Rodney Ross has announced he'll seek 
re-election to the State House of Rep- 

'42 « 

ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Dr. Fred Blodgett spoke on pediatrics 
before several groups at Congregation B'nai 
Israel, Bridgeport, Conn., in November. 

Capt. Larry Caney recently took com- 
mand of Destroyer Squadron Five of the 
U.S. Pacific Fleet. The flagship of this 11- 
ship squadron is the Bath Iron Works built 
guided missile frigate USS Worden. 

Harold Hendrickson has been promoted 
to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the 
Air Force Reserve. 

Lincoln Johnson has been invited by 
President Coles to represent the College 
at ceremonies commemorating the 100th an- 
niversary of the founding of Towson State 

Horace Sowles is heading a fund-rais- 
ing campaign to erase the Portland Sym- 
phony Orchestra's $11,800 deficit. 


John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

Philip Clough has been named General 
Manager of the Metallized Products Divi- 
sion of National Research Corp., a sub- 
sidiary of Norton Co. 

Bob Edwards, Manager of Public Re- 
lations at Corning Glass Works, has been 
accredited by the Public Relations Society 
of America. 

While in Aden last December Sen. Ed- 
mund S. Muskie H'57 talked with Curtis 
Jones, the American General Counsel there. 

John Matthews has been appointed Pro- 
fessor of Business Administration in Har- 
vard University. 

Horace Taylor has been invited by Presi- 
dent Coles to represent the College at the 
inauguration of Newton E. Miller as Chan- 
cellor of the Reno Campus of the Univer- 
sity of Nevada. 

Bob Walker writes to say that he is now 
owner of The Colonial Shop of Falmouth 
and that "this full scale colonial furniture 
business works out very well with my 
custom building and land development 

Warren Wheeler has been named Chair- 
man of the Board of the South Bend- 
Mishawaka (Ind.) Area Chamber of Com- 
merce. It is a newly formed group com- 
bining six community development and 
business groups into one organization. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 


Arthur Curtis has been elected Master 
of the Merrymeeting Grange, Bowdoinham. 

John Hess, Vice President and Secretary 
of the Bangor Punta Alegre Sugar Corp., 
spoke at a meeting of the National Associa- 
tion of Accountants in Bangor on Dec. 30. 

John MacNeil resigned as minister of the 
First Congregational Church, Sarasota, Fla., 
on Jan. 3, one month after he was released 
from a Sarasota hospital where he had 
been treated for a coronary attack. He had 
been minister of First Congregational 
since 1957. 

Bert Mason will become Headmaster of 
Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pa., 
on Aug. 1. Since 1955 he has been on the 
staff of George School and since 1961 he 
has been its Vice Principal. 

Dr. George Sager has been elected to the 
Medical Advisory Board of the Northern 
New England Osteomy Club. 

Bob Schnabel wrote in December: "I am 
spending the 1965/66 academic year at the 
University of Michigan's Center for the 
Study of Higher Education on a post-doc- 
toral grant funded by the Carnegie Corp. 
of New York as a 'Michigan Fellow in Col- 
lege and University Administration.' It 
is an exciting and rewarding program! 
Among other activities, we visit many col- 
leges and universities to confer with ad- 
ministrative officers. Wish I could visit 
Bowdoin's Senior Center." 

Allan Woodcock has announced that he 
will seek re-election as Penobscot County 
Judge of Probate. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 06107 

Last fall the entire second floor of Larry 
Demarest's home in Rye, N. Y., was burned 
out. The fire started in his young daugh- 
ter's room and caused about $12,000 worth 
of damage. 

Norval Lewis has been named Chairman 
of the English Faculty at Maine Central 

In November Wallace Philoon wrote. 
"We have entertained several alumni lately 
as weekend guests: last spring Fred Filoon 
'64, then in service at Fort Sill; last month 
Stephen Hecht '65 and Bob Peterson '65, 
who were enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. 
We'd be glad to see any others who may 
be passing through." 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sawyer spent two 
weeks vacationing in Antigua, W. I., in 



Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Bill Dougherty is the new Alumni Coun- 
cil Representative of the Bowdoin Club of 
Southern California. 

Loring Hart has been named Vermont 
State Chairman of the 1966 Achievement 
Awards Program of the National Council 
of Teachers of English. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to George Hildebrand, whose 
father died on Dec. 23. 

Proctor Jones is managing the Boston 
branch of Donald A. Hodes Advertising 


Inc. He was named Executive Vice Presi- 
dent in December. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Roy Littlehale, whose mother 
died on Nov. 28. 

Tom Meakin wrote in December: "Second 
son, John Gildersleeve Meakin, arrived on 
July 15. He's a bruiser— and lots of fun 
(but a bit wearing on his old parents) . 

Former CBS news correspondent Paul 
Niven is now with National Educational 

Frank Schenck has been elected Vice 
President, Manufacturing, of twen Inc., 
Danbury, Conn. The firm produces a de- 
vice for recording the engine running 
time of off-highway diesel equipment for 
warranty and maintenance purposes. 

Reginald Spurr is the new Vice President 
of the Bowdoin Club of Southern Cali- 

Stanley Sylvester was elected to the Port- 
land School Committee in December. 

Arthur Terrill is stationed at Fort Dix, 
N. J., where his address is 5414-C Scott 
Plaza. His wife, Elizabeth, wrote in Novem- 
ber: "Last year, 1964, was a very eventful 
year for us. Art was promoted to Colonel 
in August and our fourth son, Richard 
Shaw, was born in October." 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 14456 

Leonard Bell has been elected 1966 Chair- 
man of the Young Leadership Cabinet of 
the United Jewish Appeal. 

BELL '47 

Major Bob Clark is stationed at R.A.F. 
Bentwaters in England, as is Steve Land 
'57. Bob would enjoy meeting any Bow- 
doin men in London. 

Bob Emmons is with Trans-Florida 
Aviation Inc., Sarasota-Bradenton (Fla.) 

Bernard Goodman served as Vice Chair- 
man of a Bonds for Israel drive in Portland 
last fall. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morrell's son, Doug, 
was ranked 15th in New England among 
boys 14 and under in the standings released 
last fall by the New England Lawn Tennis 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 

Sanford 04073 

Class Secretary Cab Easton has been 
elected to the Board of Directors of the 
World Affairs Council of Maine. 

Morton Frank has issued the following 


statement: "I will not contribute to any 
Bowdoin cause so long as President Coles 
uses the prestige of his office to solicit 
support for Johnson's dirty war in Viet- 
nam. In the hope that all points of view 
may be heard, I ask you to include this 
statement in the Class of 1948 News." 

Within "a day or two" after he became 
the first man to be librarian of the Sawyer 
Free Library in Gloucester, Mass., in Nov- 
ember, Stillman Hilton was paid a visit 
by Mrs. T. S. Eliot, widow of the poet. 

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ra Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 

"Best regards to all," Matt Branche wrote 
in December. "Sorry I was unable to make 
the games this year— had quite a tight 
schedule. Will definitely see more of the 
College this year." 

Bob Brownell has been elected Second 
Vice President— Sales of The Fidelity 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Philadelphia. 

Eric Butler has been awarded the 1965 
Freedom House Board of Director's Award 
for planning Freedom House's Job Oppor- 
tunities Program in Boston. 

Charles Cole is President of the Kenne- 
bunk Area Industrial Corp. 

Fred Coryell has joined the National 
Union Insurance Companies as Special 
Agent for the Boston area. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Douglas Littlehale, whose 
mother died on Nov. 28. 

Fran Milligan, George's wife, wrote in 
December: "George is serving in Vietnam 
with the 1st Inf. Div., 'The Big Red One.' 
The five children and I are living in Green 
Cove Springs, Fla., during his tour." 

Tom Tarrant was principal speaker at 
a meeting of the Molly Stark Chapter, 
D.A.R., in Manchester, N. H., in December. 

Arnet Taylor was recently appointed 
Manager of Marketing, Technical Paper 
and Board Division, of Spaulding Fibre 
Co. He and his family are living at 234 
Lafayette Rd., Hampton, N. H. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Earle Wilson, whose mother, 
Mrs. Lucy E. Wilson, died on Jan. 7. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Seoul, Korea. He is president of the firm. 

Capt. Gordon Beem wrote in December: 
"Iris, the children, and I are now here in 
northern Maine and enjoying every minute 
of it. It is good to be 'home' again." The 
Beems live at 298 Duncan Court, Loring 
AFB, Maine 04750. 

While in Troy, N. Y., for a hockey tour- 
nament during the Christmas recess, mem- 
bers of Bowdoin 's hockey team toured the 
Behr-Manning plant, courtesy of Controller 
Jack Bump. In the photo are from left: 
Frank Yule '66, Jon Taylor '66, Jack, coach 
Sid Watson, Ed Fitzgerald '66, and Doug 
Brown '68. 

Tink Burnell has been re-elected Secre- 
tary-Treasurer of the Western Maine Bow- 
doin Club. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Guy Johnson, whose father 
died on Dec. 2. 

Sam Philbrick wrote in January: "On 
Aug. 9, 1965, my wife Ingrid presented me 
with a daughter whom we've named Susan 
Elizabeth. We already had a son, Thomas 
Dudley, born Sept. 3, 1962." 

John Mitchell has been named a Cor- 
porator of the Maine Medical Center. 

A son, Zimri C. Ill, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Zimri Oseland on March 12, 1965. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Greg Stone, whose brother, 
Kenneth '42, died in November. 

Norman Winter has been promoted to 
major in the Air Force. He is Deputy Base 
Civil Engineer at Sembach AF, Germany. 

Alexander Wolfe has been named In- 
ternational Division Asst. Vice President of 
The First National Bank of Boston. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Paul Zdanowicz, whose father, 
Stanley P. Zdanowicz, died in Portland on 
Jan. 3. 


Louis J. Siroy 

Parker Road 

West Chazy, N. Y. 12992 

Mingun Bak has a new address: Seoul 
Heavy Industries Inc., I.P.O. Box 2201, 

The Rev. Dick Bamforth wrote in Janu- 
ary: "Continue to enjoy my unlikely role 
as a town and country parson here in the 
southeast corner of Missouri. This is real 
borderland between North and South and 
between the Ozarks and Delta so, though 
rather isolated, we enjoy some surprising 
cosmopolitanism. Still no other Bowdoin 
men to spice the atmosphere, however." 

Bob Beal, formerly Vice President, is 
now President of the Bowdoin Club of 
Western Maine. 


Paul Costello and his wife became the 
parents of a son, Paul Jr., on Sept. 20. Paul 
is still a political writer for the Boston 
Herald. He is completing his first term as 
President of the State House Press Corps. 

Bob DeCosta has been promoted to New 
York Citv Sales Representative of the C. F. 
Hathaway Co. 

Leonard Gillev has a new address: 2448 
South Franklin St., Denver, Colo. 

Angus Johnston has been promoted to 
Mortgage Loan Officer in the City Mortgage 
and Real Estate Dept. of the John Han- 
cock Mutual Life Insurance Co. 

William Knights is practicing pediatrics 
in East Hartford, Conn. He and Eileen 
live at 585 Burnham St. with their five 
children, Billy (7) , Scott (6) , Jimmy (3) , 
Gale (2), and Johnny (10 months) . 

Jon A. Lund spoke at a meeting of the 
Augusta Branch of the American Associa- 
tion of University Women in November. 

The engagement of Grover Marshall and 
Linda Kay Curtis of Williamstown, Mass., 
was announced in December. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Prescott Pardoe, whose father, 
Charles Pardoe, died on Dec. 28. 

Gerald Sheahan has been named Mana- 
ger—Distributor Merchandising Accounts 
for the General Electric Co.'s Advertising 
and Sales Promotion Dept., Schenectady, 
N. Y. 

Jav Snape was married to Louise M. 
Dotv of Poughkeepsie on Oct. 29. Louise is 
an art teacher. They are living at 44 Pleas- 
ant Ridge Dr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

Andrew Lano wrote in December to say 
that they were expecting offspring number 
three in February. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to John Leonard, whose mother 
died on Dec. 21. 

John Morrell, Vice President of Inter- 
national Banking for the State Street Bank 
and Trust Co., Boston, was scheduled to 
leave for a five and a half week business 
trip to the Far East in February. 

Campbell Niven has been appointed to 
the advisory committee of the Services to 
Armed Forces Rejectees Program of the 
Maine Dept. of Health and Welfare. He 
has also been elected to the Board of 
Directors of the World Affairs Council of 


Don Russell wrote in November: " I am 
engaged in restoring my first antique car, 
a 1931 Model A Ford Roadster. Have want- 
ed to do this for many years and finally 
got some courage to start. My wife doesn't 
like several side effects from this project, 
especially grease and sandblasting, but is 
bearing up pretty well. Would be interested 
in hearing from any alumnus with a 
similar project." 

Peter Sulides was guest speaker at a 
meeting of the Camden Lions Club in 
November. He spoke on "The Duties of a 
County Attorney." 

John Sullivan has been named Chief of 
the Eminent Domain Division of the 
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon. M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Joe Aldred has been elected a Director of 
Brunswick Savings and Loan Association. 

A third child and first son, Charles F. 
Davis Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Davis on Nov. 17. 

George Dunn has been named Executive 
Secretary of the Rockland Area Chamber 
of Commerce. 

Warren Harthorne is a staff cardiologist 
at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Raymond Little is Manager of Opera- 
tions of the Chicago Division of Cities 
Service Oil Co. and is living at 516 East 
Wakeman Ave., Wheaton, 111. 

For the past year Ed Lyons has been on 
the Board of Education of Montville Town- 
ship, N. J. "This is teaching me to ap- 
preciate the problems of meeting the edu- 
cational needs of an expanding society 
while struggling to help keep costs in line 
with people's ability to pay. Same problem 
I suspect as the Bowdoin administration 
has," he wrote in December. 

Tom Pickering has been U.S. Consul in 
Zanzibar for the past two years. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, 
& McKusick 
465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 


John Belka has been elected Vice Presi- 
dent of the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bob Cleaves, whose father, 
Robert E. Cleaves Jr. '20, died on Jan. 12. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Phil Cole, whose father, 
Hiram S. Cole '21, died on Dec. 7. 

Fred Connelly's third son and fifth child 
was born in September. 

John Cosgrove and his wife became the 
parents of Jill Maureen in June. They now 
have four children, a boy and three girls. 

Hank Dowst has been elected Secretary of 
the Bowdoin Club of Southern California. 

Major Bill Fickett was the casualty officer 
in charge when the Metropole Hotel in 
Saigon was bombed by Viet Cong last 
December. Eleven persons, including two 
Americans, were killed and 67 Americans 
were injured. Fifteen minutes after the 
bombing, Bill was giving Sen. Edmund S. 
Muskie H'57 a first hand briefing. The 
incident occurred while Muskie was in 

Saigon as part of a round-the-world fact- 
finding tour. 

Jim Gaston is a resident surgeon at 
Torquay Hospital, Torquay, Devon, Eng- 

Charles Godfrey and family, Chick (14) , 
Lennie (13), Nathan (3) and Sarah (1), 
are living at 30 Glenmere Circle, Reading, 
Mass. Charles is self-employed as a manu- 
facturers' representative for several lines of 
electronic components. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Samuel Hibbard, whose 
mother died in November. 

Following a term as the Club Secre- 
tary, Marvin Kaitz has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Bowdoin Club of Southern 

Carl Knight wrote in December: "An- 
other year has gone by with no reportable 
news. For the record my all- too-common 
routine is dominated by work— IBM— and 
commuting from Mamaroneck, N. Y., to 
the City. At home Sue keeps busy re- 
fereeing the two kids." 

Charles Ladd has added the duties of 
Graduate Admissions Officer for the Civil 
Engineering Dept. at M.I.T. to his usual 
teaching and research duties. 

Gordon Larcom wrote in January: "Gail, 
the three kids, and I are still in the Navy 
because of the Vietnam extension. I'm hop- 
ing to get out of the service this summer 
and am looking for a place to practice in 
New England." The Larcoms are living in 
Wellesley, Mass. 

Sam Manning has joined the staff of 
The DeVoe Realty Co., New Milford, Conn. 

George Mitchell has become a member of 
the firm of Jensen & Baird, Portland. 

Capt. Roswell Moore wrote in December: 
"Returned from my year tour in Vietnam 
in September and after spending two 
months with my family, we are in Ger- 
many again for another three years. Beverly 
and Tres are old hands at this now; they 
even remember some of their German from 
last time. But for Andrea, 3 now, it's all 
new. Would love to see any old grads in 
the Frankfurt area." 

The engagement of Joe O'Connor and 
Jane Elizabeth Hurley was announced in 

Charles Skinner has been appointed an 
Instructor in Monarch Life Insurance Co.'s 
Educational Center in Springfield, Mass. 

Bob Thurston reported in December that 
Janet Elizabeth joined Debbie (8) and 
David (Class of '82) on July 17. 

Frank Vecella wrote in December: "Emily 
and I have had a good year. Our third 
child was born in November, and I have 
been made a partner in the Baltimore law 
firm of Anderson, Coe & King. Plans have 
been formulated for a Bowdoin Alumni 
Club of Baltimore." 

7 L^ i-^ Lloyd O. Bishop 
I 1 Wilmington College 
yj\^/ Wilmington, N. C. 

Forrest Cook has been named Vice Presi- 
dent of State Street Bank and Trust Co., 
Boston. He is head of the Correspondent 
Banking Dept. 

John Haynes was transferred by the 
Foxboro Co. to its Albany sales office last 


May. He, Jan, and their three children, 
Jed (4) , Jimmy (2) , and Judy (1) , are 
living at 38 N. Van Leuvan Dr., Defreest- 
ville, N. Y. 

Loring Pratt wrote in December: "My 
thanks to the members of the Class of 1955 
for their very kind thoughts in sending 
flowers to my mother's funeral last June. 
Anne and I had planned to attend the re- 
union but Mother passed away the day 

Dick Robarts and Corlew Dee Alexander 
married on Nov. 7 in Washington, D. C, 
while Dick was on leave from his duties 
with the Ford Foundation in Beirut. 

Guy Sturgeon moved to 6 Lee Rd., Lynn- 
field Center, Mass., last October. 

David and Joyce Wies and their two 
sons, Ed (4i/ 2 ) and Gerry (H/ 2 ), have 
moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave is a 
wage and salary administrator for Holmes 
& Narver Inc. 



345 Brookline Street 
Nccdham, Mass. 02192 

Paul Doherty spoke on "Uniform Com- 
merical Code" at a meeting of the Spring- 
field, (Mass.) Chapter of the Financial 
Executives Institute in November. 

Paul DuBrule is District Manager for 
Mobil Oil International with responsibility 
for all Mobil activities in Dahomey, Togo, 
and Niger Republics. He expects to be 
home in Dresden Mills, Maine, for a two 
month leave in July. 

Willis Durst plans to come from Cali- 
fornia for our 10th in June. 

Henry Haskell wrote in December: 
"Spent a weekend with Cal and Ellie Ken- 
dall in Marina, Calif., in August. We 
moved to a larger home this year in 
Moosup, Conn. My wife insists that this 
town is located in the 'twilight zone.' " 

John Morris wrote in December: "Have 
almost completed a three month stay in 
Indianapolis, Ind., on loan to the Indiana 
Bell Telephone Co. Will be back with 
New Jersey Bell in Newark by Dec. 20." 

Capt. Dave Tamminen expects to re- 
turn to the United States from Vietnam on 
June 7, "just in time for reunion." In 
December he wrote: "You wouldn't know 
me from the pale, chubby guy who visited 
you/ last April. I'm now a sunburned, lean, 
mean 155 pounds. . . ." 

Ty Tyler recently described himself as a 
"fat, happy new business planner for Cyro- 
vac Division of W. R. Grace, Greenville, 
S. C." He hopes to be at our 10th. 


yj i B 

ohn C. Finn 
Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Don Bennett spoke at a meeting of the 
Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
American Foundrymen's Society in Erie, 
Pa., in November. 

Capt. Saul Cohen, still at Madigan Gen- 
eral Hospital, Tacoma, Wash., hopes to get 
out of the Army in July. He plans to re- 
turn to the University of Miami as Chief 
Resident in Pediatrics. 

Steve Colodny will begin an active duty 
tour with the Air Force in July. He has 


requested an assignment in the Northeast, 
but will not know his destination until 

Al Cushner has become associated with 
Felton, Sage and Landfield, trial attorneys 
in Boston. Last year he worked under a 
Ford Foundation grant trying criminal 
cases while representing indigent defen- 
dants. He is doing much work in the fields 
of negligence and medical malpractice. He 
hopes to be up for Commencement. 

Dick and Alma Dole are the parents of 
Mark Timothy Dole, their first child, born 
on Nov. 16. 

Dick graduated from the Fuller Seminary 
in Pasadena, Calif., in June and is now a 
graduate student at Princeton Seminary. 
He is also filling the position of "student 
supply" pastor of the Rockport (N.J.) 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Doles live at R. D. Port Murray, 
N. J. 07865. 

Brad Drew and Carol Joy Cannizzaro 
married on Nov. 6. 

Rod Dyer reported in November: "We are 
the proud parents of a son, Timothy Rod- 
eric, born Sept. 27. Daughter Katharine is 
now six years old." 

Bob Gustafson has been appointed Di- 
rector of the Boston Low-Income Housing 
Program of the American Friends Service 

In December Pete Hastings was named 
chairman of a steering committee which 
is directing a school administrative study 
in School Union 19, Fryeburg. 

John Humphrey has moved to Spartan- 
burg, S.C., where his address is P.O. Box 

Joe Kjoerven wrote in December to say 
that he is still teaching English and 
American poetry at the University of Trond- 
heim, Norway. He's written an article 
and hopes to have two more appear this 

In December Dietmar Klein wrote: "Last 
August I passed my 'Assessor-Examen' at 
the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt/ 
Main, the last exam for a career as a 
higher central banking official. I am now 
working in the International Organizations 
Dept. analysing foreign balances of pay- 
ments and related problems of interna- 
tional liquidity and economic adjustment 
processes. Our two sons, Timo (4) and 
Hanno (2), are doing fine and keeping my 
wife and me rather busy. If a Bowdoin 
man happens to be in the Frankfurt area 
we would be pleased to invite him to our 
apartment in Dornigheim. My office tele- 
phone number is Frankfurt 268-869." 

Steve Land is stationed at R.A.F. Bent- 
waters in England. 

Glenn Nicolls has moved to 37 DuBois 
St., Noroton, Conn. 06822. 

Harold Pendexter is still with U.S. Gyp- 
sum as Personnel Manager for the Pinck- 
neyville (111.) plant. Their first child, John 
Clifton, was born in March 1965. 

Phil Stuart is enrolled in the School of 
Hygiene at the University of Toronto. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Henry Thomas, whose mother 
died on Dec. 5. 

Henry wrote in December: "We are still 
living in Gardiner, and our two sons are 
looking forward to a snowy winter Down 

Capt. Bob Wagg sends greetings from 
Germany. His address is B Co., 503d Avn. 
Bn., APO New York 09165. 

Dr. Miles Waltz is a second year resi- 
dent at the Rhode Island Hospital, Provi- 

'58 i 

OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

Jim Fawcett has been appointed Assis- 
tant Vice President and Commercial Loan 
Officer of the Kings County Lafayette Trust 
Co. of Roslyn, N.Y. 

Lee Huggard had this to say in Novem- 
ber: "I am a student at U.S.C. working on 
an M.S. in education and a standard sec- 
ondary teaching certificate. Alumni in L.A. 
area can reach me at 441-1902." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bernard Leonard, whose mother, 
died on Dec. 21. 

Dave Manyan wrote in November: "On 
Oct. 9 I was married to the former Janet 
Conlon of Providence, R.I. We will be living 
at 125 Knollwood Ave., Cranston, R.I., for 
about a year. I received my M.S. last year 
and expect my Ph.D. in biochemistry from 
the University of Rhode Island next year." 

Steven Meister and Carol Ross became 
engaged in November. 

Marc Morin is a base surgeon at the 
Marine Corps Base at Twenty-nine Palms, 

Bob Packard is working toward a Ph.D. 
in mathematics at Dartmouth and is living 
in Wilder, Vt. 

John Philbrick has been elected a part- 
ner in the law firm of Verrill, Dana, Walker, 
Philbrick and Whitehouse, Portland. 

Charles L. Sawyer has been elected an 
Assistant Cashier of the First National 
Bank of Portland. 

Roger Whittelsey is an Independent Re- 
publican candidate for the Pennsylvania 
State Legislature. The primary election 
will be on May 19. He is seeking to repre- 
sent Center City Philadelphia. 


Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
Beverly Hospital 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Capt. Harold Aldrich is in Vietnam with 
the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) . 

Wayne Anderson is a graduate student at 
Syracuse University on an ndea Fellowship. 

Capt. Reid Appleby is stationed in Viet- 
nam as a battalion surgeon with the 1st 


Inf. Div. Wife Dawn and children, Reid 
HI (2) and Robin (1) , are in Portland. 

Bruce Baldwin was principal speaker at 
a meeting of the Financial Executives In- 
stitute in West Springfield, Mass. Bruce is 
Division Sales Manager in Western Massa- 
chusetts for New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. 

A recent advertisement of an insurance 
agency in Maine featured John Christie. 
It said: "The challenge of recreation . . . 
the energy and enthusiasm of John Christie, 
General Manager of Sugarloaf Mountain 
. . . the joie de vie, the vision, the indus- 
triousness which are building Sugarloaf 
USA into one of the greatest ski areas in 
the country. John Christie ... a man . . . 
responding to challenge." Farther on, the 
agency suggested that it was responding as 
much in its field as John in his. 

Robert Cornelli has been named sub- 
department head in the Mitre Corp.'s In- 
formation Processing Dept. 

Charlie Graham penned the following 
epistle in December: "In January, having 
freed my slaves and sold my estates in the 
Borough of Brooklyn, I shall follow the 
buffalo tracks westward to Phoenix, Ariz., 
where, at the learned knees of the sages 
resident at the American Institute of For- 
eign Trade, I shall learn the skills of bring- 
ing enlightenment and commerce among 
the equatorial serfs. Any Sons of Bowdoin 
interested in subscribing to my memoirs or 
in losing money in shaky overseas invest- 
ments may reach me through the good 
offices of the above-mentioned institution 
(P.O. Box 191, Phoenix) ." Will Charlie's 
college English teacher please step forward? 

This report from Freddie Hall in Decem- 
ber: "I saw Pete Papazoglou a few weeks 
ago while I was in New York City on a 
business trip. He looked great— and had a 
lot more hair than I expected him to have!" 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hitchcock became the 
parents of their first child, Jay Bradley, 
on Dec. 18. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Phil Kimball, whose father, Dr. 
Herrick C. Kimball '22, died on Jan. 3. 

Dave Kranes's play, All Night Diner, 
was given a preview reading by the Masque 
and Gown in December. 

William Lehmberg and Janice Souther 
Glover married on Dec. 11. 

John Lewis and his family moved to 
Monticello, N.Y., last fall. He is a Dial 
Traffic Superintendent with New York 
Telephone Co. 

Ottie McCullum has been elected an 
Assistant Cashier of the First National 
Bank of Portland. 

Bob and Mary Meehan report the birth 
of a son, Richard John, on Oct. 26. Their 
new address is 42 Lennon Rd., Arlington, 

Bruce Nelson is a second year resident 
in surgery at the Mass. General Hospital. 

Colby Thresher has been transferred 
from St. Paul, Minn., to Portland by Aetna 
Insurance Co. 

Dave Zolov wrote in November: "Cur- 
rently in second year of internal medicine 
residency at Bronx V.A. Hospital. Second 
son Eric born June 29. Michael now 2i/2- 
Beginning this July I will be at University 
Hospital, N.Y.U. Medical Center, on a 

National Institutes of Health Fellowship. 
Enjoying New York but still prefer Maine." 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Linda and Joe Abromson announce the 
birth of Leslie Ann Abromson on Oct. 12. 

Capt. Donald Bloch has been awarded 
the Army Commendation Medal for meri- 
torious service as Adjutant of the Second 
Battalion of the 77th Artillery Regiment at 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 

Dave Fischer and Andrea Cohn married 
on Dec. 18. They are living at 9927 Tarn 
O'Shanter, Apt. D, Overland, Mo. 

George Flint is a full-time graduate stu- 
dent at Columbia University and is living 
at 21 Hilbert St., Hempstead, N.Y. 

Stephen Green has been named Field 
Engineer for Minnesota and North Dakota 
for the Rural Electrification Administra- 
tion. He is living in Moorhead, Minn., and 
his address is Box 775. 

Harry Hedenstedt wrote in November: "I 
moved from Uppsala one year ago and I 
live in a small town called Enkoping (about 
50 miles south of Stockholm). I am teaching 
English and German here. I got married 
just before I moved, and my wife teaches 
English and German too." Harry's address 
is Rombersgatan 61, Enkoping, Sweden. 

John Moses has been appointed to the 
Board of the Waldorf Schools Fund Inc. 
He teaches at Green Meadow School, Spring 
Valley. It is one of eight Waldorf schools 
in the nation, and it has added classrooms 
and doubled its enrollment during the past 
two years. 

Bill Reid has left the service and is a 
fish hatchery manager in Berlin, N.H. 

George Robinson is living at 1533 Mc- 
Gregor, Montreal, Canada. He is an attor- 
ney working for a master's at the Inter- 
national Institute of Air and Space Law of 
McGill University. 

Chris Seibert has returned to the Geol- 
ogy Dept., University of Utah, after a six 
month absence during which he worked for 
the Bureau of Land Management. 

Carl Smith and his wife became the par- 
ents of a daughter, Anne Marie, on Dec. 21. 
Carl is with the Denver, Rio Grande & 
Western Railroad. The Smiths live at 1677 
South Clarkson St., Denver, Colo. 80210. 

The Wayne Smiths are the parents of a 
third daughter, Marian Lisa, born Nov. 26. 

Recently Wayne has been managing the 
Howard Johnson Restaurant at Routes 2 
and 2A in Concord. Next May he will be 
opening his own Howard Johnson Restau- 
rant in the South Shore Shopping Plaza in 
Braintree, Mass. 

Dan Soule is teaching in Orono, where 
his address is 13 Pond St. 

Joe Volpe is a resident in pediatrics at 
Mass. General Hospital and expects to take 
a position with the National Institutes of 
Health in July. 

Saul Vydas is in his second year at 
Hahnemann Medical College. His address 
is 1025 Wingohoking, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Nick Watters and his wife bought a house 
last summer and have been busy ever since 
"fixing it up." They are expecting their 
first child in May. 

The engagement of Bill Chase and 
Judith Van Hof was announced Dec. 21. 

Marine 1st Lt. John Cummings was 
awarded the Bronze Star in December for 
meritorious service in Vietnam. A battalion 
advisor from October 1964 to April 1965, 
he aided in the killing of more than 100 
Viet Cong and in the capturing of many 
VC and their equipment. His "extreme 
devotion to duty and selfless dedication to 
his mission greatly enhanced the counter- 
insurgency effort in the division tactical 
zone and were in keeping with the highest 
traditions of the United States Naval Ser- 
vice," the citation read. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Hurd, whose mother, Mrs. 
Walter J. Hurd, died on Dec. 8. 

Bob has been appointed a branch man- 
ager of the First National Bank of Boston. 
His new address is 16 Sedgemeadow Rd., 
Wayland, Mass. 

Andrew Kilgour has been appointed per- 
sonnel assistant on the corporate industrial 
relations staff at United States Envelope, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Don Prince wrote in January: "Finally 
returned from Korea on 1 Nov. 65 and 
had a marvelous few days in San Fran- 
cisco. Am presently assigned to McChord 
AFB and expect to get out of the Air Force 
in November. Marty, Jay (21/0 > ana " I wel- 
come any alumnus in the Tacoma area." 
The Princes live at 11236 Butte Dr. S.W., 
Tacoma, Wash. 98498. 

Chris Pyle wrote in December to say that 
he was busy writing his master's essay as 
part of his work in Columbia's Dept. of 
Public Law and Government. "After two 
years in the Army I will probably come 
back for a Ph.D.," he said. 

Herman Segal is interning at Kings 
County Hospital, Brooklyn, and plans to 
stay there next year, his first as a resident 
in internal medicine. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiolietti 
519 East Algonquin Road 
Arlington Heights, 111. 60005 

Mr. and Mrs. John Adams became the 
parents of Rebecca on Oct. 28. 

Dave Barron, who is stationed at Altus 
AFB, Okla., met Spencer Greason at Fort 
Sill. Spencer had just returned from Viet- 
nam, where Jon Story was also based. 

Dexter Bucklin has completed his active 
duty tour with the Army and is associated 
with New England Merchants Bank. He is 
living at 1 Goodwin Ct., Marblehead, Mass. 

David Burt wrote in November: "I spent 
an enjoyable summer at Middlebury College 
working toward a master's in Spanish. I 
am teaching at Dublin (N.H.) High School. 
I hope to continue at Middlebury next 

Ed and Cynthia Callahan became the 
parents of Deborah Jane, born Sept. 4. Ed 
is still working for Dowd Paper Co., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Craig Cleaves received an M.A. in clinical 
psychology from George Washington Uni- 
versity last fall and plans to start taking 


his Ph.D. examinations in June. "I'm work- 
ing part-time at the University Psycholog- 
ical Clinic and enjoy it very much. My wife, 
Jenny, and son, Slaid, are fine and enjoy- 
ing D.C." 

Howard Dana wrote in December: "Susie 
and I have a son, John Carleton, born last 
July. I have accepted a one-year appoint- 
ment as law clerk for Judge Edward T. 
Gignoux, Federal District Judge for the 
State of Maine." 

Frank DiGirolamo is living at 147 Wil- 
low St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201. 

Tom Eccleston has completed work for 
an M.A.T. at Brown and will receive it in 

Steve Ginsburg wrote in December: "The 
three of us are fine. I took the fourth and 
final part of the cpa exam in November. 
I'll know the results in March. I am taking 
a course at C.C.N.Y. as a non-matriculated 
student, and I am really enjoying it . . . 
Marjorie is just starting to walk (she Avas 
a year in October) . 

The engagement of Bill Gulliver and E. 
Patricia Bishop of Boston was announced 
in December. 

According to a report from his brother, 
Harry '60, Nils Hedenstedt became a father 
in October. Nils lives in Fjardhundra, 
Sweden . 

Lt. Phil Lippert wrote in December to 
say that he had become executive officer 
of a firing battery in June and was now 
the commanding officer of a 155 mm (self 
propelled) firing battery. He expected to be 
promoted to captain in January. 

Bryan McSweeney is looking forward to 
graduating from the University of Penn- 
sylvania Dental School in June. His wife 
is working at the Philadelphia Children's 

Lt. (jg) Jeff Milliken expected to be 
discharged on March 6. After a short vaca- 
tion in Colorado he planned to return to 
the Canfield Paper Co. in New York City. 

Stan Nickerson wrote in December: "Ar- 
lene and I have recently moved to Dayton 
where I am employed by the National Cash 
Register Co. in its systems and sales depart- 
ment. I'm training as a computer installa- 
tion representative and hope to be located 
somewhere in the Northeast after comple- 
tion of the training program. Our address 
is 3625 Otterbein Ave., Apt. 106H, Dayton, 
Ohio 45406." 

Allen Prince and his family moved to 
140 Sheffield Dr., Windsor, Conn., in Feb- 
ruary. The Princes have one child, a girl, 
born in March 1965. Allen is still an actu- 
arial student at the Aetna Life Insurance 
Co., Hartford, and has taken five of the 
ten examinations toward his degree. 

On Christmas Day they visited Craig 
Cleaves, his wife, and son at New Harbor. 

John Rex is teaching English at Akron 
(N.Y.) Central School and is attending the 
State University at Buffalo. 

Dave Roberts is the new Secretary-Trea- 
surer of the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

Al Sibson is in his fourth year of teach- 
ing Latin and his first at Cape Elizabeth 
High School. "I would be happy to hear 
from any members of the Class of 1962, 
particularly any member of the T.D. 
House," he wrote recently. 

Jim Smith, who continues to teach French 

at South Berwick Academy, spent the sum- 
mer at Laval University, Quebec, where he 
renewed his friendship with Jean Darbelnet, 
one of his teachers when the latter was on 
Bowdoin's faculty. 

First Lt. Mike Sussman successfully com- 
pleted the medical service corps officer basic 
course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 

Stephen Tower is a 1st lieutenant in the 
Army and is stationed at the Presidio of 
San Francisco. He passed the Connecticut 
Bar examination last June. 


Charles J. Micoleau 
RFD #1 
Rockport 04956 

John Arnold is teaching English at 
Dover-Foxcroft Academy. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Branson became the 
parents of their first child, Jane, on Jan. 6. 
Paul Brodeur wrote in December: "On 
Nov. 16 Ruth and I were pleased to wel- 
come Jeremy Ethan into this world. I'm 
applying for admission to the University 
of Connecticut School of Social Work and 
hope to begin in September." 

Don Brown wrote in December: "Spent 
six months in Vietnam from May to No- 
vember. While there my wife gave me a 
daughter, Kendis Ann. They should join 
me on Okinawa in December." 

Dick Cunningham is in his second year 
of teaching social studies at Spring Valley 
(N.Y.) High School and is enjoying it. 

The engagement of Charles Emerson and 
Ann D. Sturm was announced on Dec. 19. 

Dick Engels is in his last year at Colum- 
bia Law School. 

Don Fowler is in his third year at Har- 
vard Law School. 

Lew Knudsen entered the Army as a 2nd 
lieutenant in February 1965 and after com- 
pleting the armor officer basic course at 
Fort Knox, Ky., was assigned to the Army 
Aviation Materiel Command, St. Louis. 
He expects to begin flight training this year. 

John LaCasse and Susan Janet Conroy 
became engaged in November. 

Lt. Sam Ladd has returned from Berlin, 
where he was stationed for the past two 
years, and has completed his active duty 
tour with the Army. 

Bruce Leonard and Elizabeth Hanks mar- 
ried on Oct. 17. 

In December Bruce McGray was ap- 
pointed Director of the Neighborhood 
Youth Corps for School Union 42, which is 
comprised of Winthrop, Wayne, Manches- 
ter, and Readfield. 

Lt. (jg) Bill Mason, stationed in Hawaii, 
wrote in November: "Have been working in 
the Operations Analysis Section of the Staff 
of Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet. 
Am primarily concerned with the analysis 
of Navy flight operations in Vietnam. Jen- 
ny is teaching school and thoroughly enjoys 
the 85 degree winter." 

Al Nagel received his master's from 
Columbia in June and is now an ensign 
in the Navy. He's stationed at San Diego. 

Paul Quinlan had this to say in Decem- 
ber: "Am currently a third year student 
in the four years Ph.D. program in clinical 
psychology at Yale. The third year con- 
sists of full-time work in a clinic doing 

psychotherapy and diagnostic testing. Wish 
I could get back to Brunswick more often. 
There aren't too many recent Bowdoin 
men in this area." 

Charles Shea and Faye S. Johnson of 
Waldoboro became engaged in January. 

Bob Simon is in his final year at Boston 
University Law School. Last fall he finished 
his second year as line coach at Salem 
(Mass.) High School. 

Marsh Tellan was separated from the 
Army in September. He joined Sears, Roe- 
buck at its West Springfield, Mass., store 
in November. 

Bill Whit and Nancy Tucker of Lexing- 
ton, Mass., married in November. 

Dick Winslow is in his third year at 
Columbia College of Physicians and Sur- 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 


Lt. Charles Buckland is stationed at the 
36th Division AFB in Topsham. 

Hans Bull is still studying law at the 
University of Oslo. He is a Research Assis- 
tant at the Scandinavian Institute of Mari- 
time Law, and he is Assistant to the Editor 
of the Norwegian Law Review. 

Walter Christie, in his second year at 
Temple Medical School, reports that he is 
"single, broke, working hard, and having 
a ball." 

Frank Drigotas was appointed Town Ad- 
ministrative Assistant in Enfield, Mass., in 

Pete Fenton attended Rick Jackson's 
wedding to Marianne Cunilio in Indian- 
apolis over Thanksgiving. Other Bowdoin 
guests included Rick Leadbeater and Vic 
Papacosma. Pete has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Columbia University Library 
School Student Committee. 

Chris Gianopoulos is head of a heavy 
weapons training team at Fort Jackson, S.C. 

John and Lile Gibbons have moved to 
766 Palmer Rd., Bronxville, N.Y. 

Imre Gorondi wrote in December: "I got 
my B.S. in chemical engineering last year 
at the University of Maine. Presently I am 
working for a master's. It was good to see 
Donald Erikson '60 and Louis Dorogi '63 
at last year's Bowdoin Homecoming." 

David Gunner's engagement to Judith 
Elin Broggini was announced in December. 

Stafford Kay and his wife, Pat, left for 
Kenya on Jan. 3 for a two-year tour as 
Peace Corps Volunteers. They are teaching 
English, social studies, mathematics and 
science in a secondary school there. 



Lt. Eric Loth is stationed at Fort Camp- 
bell, Ky., and is living at 11 Dalewood Dr., 
Clarksville, Tenn. 37042. 

Craig Magher wrote in December: "After 
a great summer working on an aiesec job in 
Sweden, I have returned to Columbia to 
complete the M.B.A. program. I will begin 
to interview companies in February and 
will undoubtedly have to deal with Uncle 
Sam in June. My address in New York is 
345 Riverside Dr., Apt. 2-J." 

Dave Nelson wrote in November: "I am 
in my second year of teaching Latin and 
Greek at St. Paul's School. I spent several 
enjoyable days in June visiting Walt Chris- 
tie in Presque Isle. Jack Reed visited me 
in October, on his way from North Caro- 
lina to Brunswick." 

Victor Papacosma wrote in December: 
*'I am slowly moving toward a Ph.D. in 
history here at Indiana University. The 
government is supporting me this year with 
a language fellowship in Serbo-Croatian. 
I hope to spend the summer in Greece 
studying the language in preparation for 
dissertation research. My address: 413 East 
8th St., Apt. 2, Bloomington, Ind." 

Christopher Reichert is attending Yale 
University's School of Forestry and expects 
to receive a master's degree in June. 

Allen and Diane Ryan became the parents 
of a son, Stephen Butler Ryan, on Dec. 2. 

Dave Shenker, who is in his second year 
at Tufts Medical School, wrote recently to 
say that he is rooming with Gene Keller 
and that he had seen Bill Kaschub, who is 
back from a Peace Corps tour in Afghanis- 
tan and is in his first year at Boston Col- 
lege Law School. 

Joe Tarbell is playing on the Eastern 
Olympic Hockey Team this winter. 

Tom Week is in the Peace Corps teaching 
math and English in Haik, Ethiopia. His 
address is Box 39, Dessie, Ethiopia. 

Doug Woods, who has been teaching at 
Bishop Herman College in Ghana, is re- 
turning to the United States to begin 
graduate work in German at U-Mass. 


James C. Rosenfeld 
91 Nehoiden Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Bill Bradford is working for Standard 
& Poor's Corp. as a security analyst. He 
is also attending N.Y.U.'s Graduate School 
of Business Administration. His address is 
Apt. 14-C, 45 Fifth Ave., New York. 

Charlie Cary is presently a student at the 
University of Michigan Engineering School. 
His address is Fletcher Hall, 915 Sybil St., 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Ji Hong Chang began working on a 
master's at N.Y.U. in February. 

Lt. Curtis Chase and Judith Ann Clif- 
ford married on Dec. 22. 

Lt. Nathan Dane began a two year 
tour with the Army in November. 

Ned d'Entremont is a substitute teacher 
at Hanover (Mass.) High School. 

Second Lt. Gilbert Ekdahl successfully 
completed the signal officer basic course at 
Fort Gordon, Ga., in November. 

The engagement of John Hart and Caro- 
lyn Stevens has been announced. 

Lt. Steve Hecht is stationed at the Army 
Air Defense School at Fort Bliss. 

Dick Leaver and Joan Marie Dufresne 
married in December. In January Dick be- 
gan branch school training in El Paso as 
a second lieutenant in the Army. 

Kenneth Nelson wrote an essay about 
Henry Roth's novel, Call It Sleep, for the 
Nov. 26 issue of Reconstructionist, a bi- 
weekly magazine. 

Mike Richman is working toward an 
MA. in art history at Penn. 

In December Second Lt. Hubert Shaw 
completed a nine-week combat platoon 
leaders course at Fort Benning, Ga. 

David Stevenson's engagement to Mary 
Ellen Peterson was announced Dec. 13. 

The engagement of Charles Witherell 
and Claire Molloy was announced in 

Al Woodbury modestly wrote in January: 
"Fellow classmate Tom Roche and I are 
managing to attract school-wide recogni- 
tion at the School of Law of Temple Uni- 
versity with a series of preliminary grades 
that leave both faculty and administration 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
10-D Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Richard Beaupre and Julie Ann Fortin 
of Brunswick became engaged in January. 

The engagement of Mark Christie and 
Roberta Ann Lott of Topsham was an- 
nounced in January. 

Charles Gurney and Janet Lois Collins 
of Brunswick married Dec. 18. 

Dick Leger's engagement to Pamela Joan 
Ingalls was announced in December. 

Larry Weinstein's engagement to Eleanor 
Mary Reitz was announced in December. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
38 Harpswell Street 
Brunswick 0401 1 

David Millay and Ruth Connors of Bow- 
doinham became engaged in November. 


5 /^O Harold Brown has been named the 
\J^j first full-time curator of the Bath 
Marine Museum. 

9/^» A George Jonelunas has been named 
(34r coordinator of mathematics at 
Greenfield (Mass.) High School. 


9 -j £? Classmates and friends extend their 
XO sympathy to Dr. Carl Dennett, 
whose wife, Vonnetta, died on Nov. 10. 


' A f\ ^ en ' ^ eveTett Saltonstall announced 
^Vy in December that he will retire 
from the Senate at the expiration of his 
term this year. 

? £* O Charles E. Phillips, President of 
{_) £j Bates College, announced that he 
intends to retire on Jan. 1, 1967. 

Sen. Margaret Chase Smith has an- 
nounced that she will seek re-election this 


Sen. Edmund S. Muskie has been 
elected to the Board of Directors 
of the World Affairs Council of Maine. 

)rQ A watercolor, "Tidal Marsh at 
f^J {J Robinhood," by William Zorach 
has been given to the University of Maine 
Art Collection. 

9 F*(~\ The Hon. Ellis O. Briggs gave a 
^JCj lecture, "Some Dilemmas in For- 
eign Affairs," at the College in November. 
The Hon. Fred C. Scribner Jr. has been 
named to the Board of Trustees of the 
Maine Medical Center. 

9/?-f Abbie H. Evans received the 
\j J^ Golden Rose Award of the New 
England Poetry Club in June. Past recip- 
ients include Robert Frost H'26, Archi- 
bald MacLeish, and Richard Wilbur. 


Alumni Secretary Peter C. Barnard '50, 
Director of News Service Joseph D. Kamin, 
Alumni Fund Secretary Robert M. Cross 
'45, and Alumnus Editor Edward Born '57 
attended a meeting of the American Alumni 
Council in Montreal during January. Mr. 
Barnard participated on one of the panels. 

A painting, "Old Orchard Pier," by Mrs. 
George D. Bearce has been given to the 
University of Maine Art Collection. 

Andre-Jean Beziat, Teaching Fellow in 
French, spoke at a meeting of the Gardiner 
Rotary Club in December. 

Jerry W. Brown, Assistant Professor of 
Religion, was guest preacher at the First 
Baptist Church, Waldoboro, on Dec. 5. 

Prof. Richard L. Chittim '41 of the 
Dept. of Mathematics attended a meeting 
of directors of National Science Founda- 
tion Summer Institutes in December. 

President James S. Coles was one of the 
sponsors of the golden anniversary obser- 
vance of the Near East Foundation. 

Prof. Thomas B. Cornell of the Art Dept. 
addressed a meeting of the Grolier Club 
in New York in December. The talk was 
in conjunction with the opening of an 
exhibition, "American Illustrated Books, 

Billy Budd, of which Pierce Professor of 
English Louis O. Coxe is co-author, has 
been translated into Arabic. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Wing Professor of 
Mathematics and Chairman of the Depart- 
ment, served on a panel of the National 
Academy of Sciences-National Research 
Council's Committee on Support of Re- 
search in the Mathematical Sciences in 

Among the officers elected at the annual 
meeting of the United Church of Christ, 
Brunswick, were: Secretary of the Alumni 
Fund Robert M. Cross '45, Historian; As- 


sistant to the President Philip S. Wilder '23, 
Deacon; Prof. Thomas P. Riley '39 of the 
German Dept., Clerk; and Dean of Stu- 
dents A. LeRoy Greason Jr., member of 
the Prudential Committee. 

Athern P. Daggett '25, William Nelson 
Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and 
International Law and Government, has 
been elected to the Board of Directors of 
the World Affairs Council of Maine. He is 
on sabbatic leave this semester. 

Prof. Paul G. Darling of the Economics 
Dept. has resigned from the Brunswick 
School Committee. 

John C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood 
Alexander Professor of Government, has 
been named Chairman of the Dept. of 
Government and Legal Studies. 

Alton H. Gustafson, Chairman of the 
Biology Dept., has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the National Associa- 
tion of Biology Teachers. 

College Physician Daniel F. Hanley '39 
was a speaker at the annual meeting of 
the Massachusetts Trauma Committee in 

Prof. Paul V; Hazelton '42 of the Dept. 
of Education is participating in a study 
of elementary and secondary school financ- 
ing in Ohio. 

Prof. Arthur M. Hussey II of the Geology 
Dept. has edited a 118-page Guidebook for 
Field Trips in Southern Maine. 

Coach of Football Peter Kostacopoulos 
was one of the guests at the 20th Annual 
Lynn, Mass., Daily Eve?iing Item Football 
Dinner in December. 

Director of Placement Samuel A. Ladd 
Jr. '29 has been elected a Charter Member 
of the Maine Chapter of the Founders 
and Patriots of America. 

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lott announced 
the engagement of their daughter, Roberta 
Ann, to Mark Christie '66 in January. Mrs. 
Lott is Secretary to Assistant to the Presi- 
dent Philip S. Wilder '23. Mark is the 
son of Wing Professor of Mathematics and 
Mrs. Dan E. Christie '37. 

Prof. Jonathan D. Lubin of the Dept. of 
Mathematics gave a public lecture, "Link- 
ages, Trammels, and Angle Trisectors," at 
the College in November. 

Pamela Morgrage, a secretary in the Office 
of the Executive Secretary, performed in 
a preview reading by the Masque and 
Gown of a play written by David 
Kranes '59. 

Prof. James M. Moulton of the Biology 
Dept. attended meetings of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science 
at the University of California at Berkley 
during the Christmas holiday. 

Marvin S. Sadik, Director and Curator 
of the Museum of Art, spoke on "Colonial 
and Federal Portraits at Bowdoin" at the 
annual meeting of the Pejepscot Historical 
Society in January. 

Hubert S. Shaw '36, Director of Ad- 
missions, and Miss Helen B. Johnson, 
Registrar, served on panels at the annual 
fall conference of the New England As- 
sociation of Collegiate Registrars and Ad- 
missions Officers at Boston in November. 

Burton W. Taylor, Chairman of the 
Dept. of Sociology, has again been re- 
quested by the Dept. of Defense to serve on 
a panel to select texts for use in an in- 

troductory sociology course offered by the 
Armed Forces Institute. 


Gerard J. Brault, who taught French at 
Bowdoin from 1957 to 1960 and is now 
Professor of French and Chairman of the 
Department at Pennsylvania State Uni- 
versity, was awarded the Palmes Academi- 
ques by the French government in 


Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Klebacher an- 
nounce the birth of their first son, Ronald 
John, on Sept. 22. Mrs. Klebacher is a for- 
mer secretary in the Alumni Office. 

Nathaniel E. Loomis, who taught chem- 
istry from 1911 to 1914, died Nov. 11 at 
Westfield, N. J. He was 77. 

Col. Edward A. Ryan, USA (ret.), for- 
merly Professor of Military Science, has 
been appointed Public Relations Director 
of Wright, Pierce, Barnes and Wyman, an 
engineering firm in Topsham. 


Leon V. Walker '03 

Leon Valentine Walker, a member of the 
Board of Overseers since 1946 and for some 
sixty years a lawyer in Portland, died on 
Jan. 19, 1966, at his home in Cape Eliza- 
beth. Born on Dec. 20, 1882, in Oxford, he 
prepared for college at the local high school 
and at Gould Academy and was graduated 
from Bowdoin summa cum laude. In 1906 
he received a bachelor of laws degree from 
Harvard Law School and began the practice 
of law in Portland. Throughout his 
career he was a partner in the firm which is 
now known as Verrill, Dana, Walker, Phil- 
brick & Whitehouse. He was for more than 
forty-five years a Trustee of the Maine Eye 
and Ear Infirmary in Portland and served as 
President of the Corporation and the Board 
of Trustees there for many years. He had 
also been a member of the Board of Man- 
agers of the Portland Benevolent Society, a 
Trustee of Gould Academy, President of the 
Fraternity Club and the Cumberland Bar 
Association, and a member of the Superin- 
tending School Committee in Portland. He 
was President of the Bowdoin Club of Port- 
land in 1921/22, President of the Middle 
Temple in 1931, and President of the Port- 
land Club from 1936 to 1939. A Director of 
the Associated Hospital Service of Maine 
and a Trustee of the Maine Medical Cen- 
ter, he was for some years Chairman of the 
American Bar Association's Maine State 
Committee on Improving the Administra- 
tion of Justice. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Walker was a 
member of the Alumni Council from 1918 
to 1921 and again from 1928 to 1931 and 
served as President of the Council in 1930/ 
31. During the twenty years since his elec- 
tion to the Board of Overseers in 1946, he 
had served, at one time or another, on the 
following committees of the Governing 
Boards: the Committee on Art Interests, 
the Examining Committee, the Library 
Committee, and the Committee on Honor- 
ary Degrees. A member of the State Street 
Congregational Church in Portland, he is 
survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frederick W.P. 
Lorenzen of Stamford, Conn.; two sons, 
Leon V. Walker Jr. '32 of Mt. Vernon and 
Winthrop B. Walker '36 of Lincoln, Mass.; 

ten grandchildren; and three great-grand- 
children. He was a member of Theta Delta 
Chi and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities. 

At the request of the family a tribute to 
Mr. Walker, to be written by Philip G. 
Clifford '03 and read at the June meeting 
of the Board of Overseers, will be pub- 
lished in the July Alumnus. 

Charles L. Cragin Medical 1904 

Dr. Charles Langmaid Cragin, a retired 
physician and surgeon, died at his home in 
Portland on Nov. 18, 1965. Born on March 
2, 1876, in Norway, he was graduated from 
the local high school. He received his M.D. 
degree from the Maine Medical School in 
1904 and interned at the Maine General 
Hospital in Portland. In 1906 he served as 
Portland City Physician, and for many- 
years he was physician and surgeon for the 
Maine Central Railroad. He was also a 
demonstrator in anatomy at the Medical 
School for some years. In 1964 he received 
a sixty-year service pin from the Maine 
Medical Association. 

Dr. Cragin, who was a member of the 
honor staffs of the Maine Medical Center 
and Mercy Hospital in Portland, served as 
a surgeon in the National Guard. He was 
also a member of the American Medical 
Association, the Cumberland County Med- 
ical Association, the American College of 
Surgeons, and the American Association of 
Railroad Surgeons. A member of the 
Masons and the Elks, he was a veteran of 
the Spanish-American War and served as 
a flight surgeon for the Civil Air Patrol. 
Surviving are two sons, Charles L. Cragin 
Jr. of Portland and Major Robert P. Cra- 
gin, who is stationed in Southeast Asia with 
the Air Force; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph C. F. 
Lewin of Portland; seven grandchildren; 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Reginald O. Conant '13 

Reginald Odell Conant, a retired invest- 
ment counselor, died on Nov. 19, 1965, in 
Brunswick. Born in Portland on Oct. 1, 
1889, he prepared for college at Portland 


High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated with the 
Marine Hardware Equipment Co. in South 
Portland, the Fidelity Trust Co. in Port- 
land, the National City Co. of New York, 
and Paine Webber and Co., before forming 
R.O. Conant and Co. He was also for many 
vears President of the York Utilities Co. 
and a Director of the Casco Bay Light and 
Power Co. He retired to Brunswick in 1940. 
Mr. Conant was a member of the Cum- 
berland Club of Portland and the Deke 
Club of New York City. During World War 
II he was for three years Chairman of the 
Brunswick Chapter of the American Red 
Cross, and he also served at one time as 
Chairman of the Town Planning Com- 
mittee in Brunswick and as a member of 
the Brunswick Board of Zoning Appeals. 
He is survived by his wife, the former 
Marion Drew of Brunswick, to whom he 
was married on June 1, 1916, by President 
William DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin. Also 
surviving are a sister, Miss Elizabeth M. 
Conant of Cumberland Foreside; two 
nieces; and three nephews. His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Bryant E. Moulton '13 

Dr. Bryant Edward Moulton, for many 
vears a physician and psychiatrist in Mich- 
igan. Massachusetts, and Maine, died on 
Dec. 10, 1965, in Lexington, Mass. Born on 
May 12, 1891, in Portland, he prepared for 
college at Portland High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered the Maine Medical School, from 
which he received his M.D. degree in 1916. 
During World War I he served as a lieu- 
tenant in the Navy Medical Corps and was 
stationed at Portsmouth, N.H. From 1919 
until 1923 he practiced medicine in Bridg- 
ton and then became Assistant Physician at 
the State Psychopathic Hospital at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. He was also Assistant 
Superintendent of the Ionia (Mich.) State 
Hospital and the Wayne County (Mich.) 
Training School before joining the Judge 
Baker Foundation in Boston in 1929 as a 
psychiatrist in child guidance clinics. He 
was also a research associate at Harvard 
University from 1939 to 1946. 

Dr. Moulton moved back to Maine in 
1947, when he joined the staff of the Vet- 
erans' Administration in Bangor. He was 
assigned to out-patient and neuro-psychia- 
tric work. From 1948 until his retirement 
in 1956 he was a member of the Veterans' 
Administration staff in Portland. A member 
of the Maine Charitable Mechanics Associa- 
tion, the Maine Medical Association, the 
Junto Club, and the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, he was for many years an active 
sailor, both at the Medford (Mass.) Boat 
Club, where he raced in the Comet Class 
and won many awards, and on the salt 
water, sailing from Marblehead, Mass., and 
Scarborough, where his family had a cot- 
tage on the edge of the ocean. He is sur- 
vived by three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth 
M. Vincent of Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. 
Eleanor M. Lindberg and Mrs. Barbara M. 
Chase, both of Winchester, Mass.; a broth- 
er, Dr. Albert W. Moulton '09 of Portland; 
a sister, M;.,. Arch H. Morrell of Augusta; 

and eight grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Kappa Sigma. 

Lemuel B. Fowler '14 

Lemuel Bartlett Fowler, retired Assistant 
Secretary of Aetna Casualty and Surety Co., 
died on Nov. 28, 1965, at Hartford (Conn.) 
Hospital. Born on Jan. 5, 1893, in Chicago, 
111., he prepared for college at Phillips 
Academy in Andover, Mass., and attended 
Bowdoin in 1910/11. From 1915 until his 
retirement in 1959, he was associated with 
Aetna Casualty and Surety Co., first as an 
underwriter in the home office's fidelity and 
surety bond department and later as Super- 
intendent of the Bond Department in the 
Lansing, Mich., office and the Denver, Colo., 
office. He returned to the home office in 
1923 and the following year became Field 
Supervisor. He was promoted to the posi- 
tion of Assistant Secretary in 1942 and also 
served for a short time in the Executive 
Department as Assistant to the Senior Vice 
President before his retirement. 

For many years Mr. Fowler was respon- 
sible for his company's bonding insurance 
sales operations. From 1944 to 1948 he was 
Chairman of the West Hartford Republican 
Finance Committee. A member of St. James 
Episcopal Church in West Hartford and the 
Wampanoag Country Club, he served as a 
second lieutenant with the United States 
Army in France during World War I. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ibelle Beals 
Fowler, whom he married in Hartford on 
June 25, 1919. His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

William W. Simonton '18 

William Wagg Simonton, retired Chair- 
man of the Science Dept. at Portland High 
School, died on Dec. 26, 1965, in Portland. 
Born in Yarmouth on June 22, 1894, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin cum laude taught for a year in 
Lyndonville, Vt., and for another year at 
what is now Mississippi State University. 
In 1920 he joined the faculty at Portland 
High School, where he remained for more 
than forty years, until his retirement in 
1962. He taught physics, chemistry, naviga- 
tion, general science, and mathematics, and 
for many years was head of the Science 
Dept. He also organized and trained the 
school band and coached the tennis team 
for some years. 

Mr. Simonton was President of the Astro- 
nomical Society of Maine from 1946 to 1948 
and was President of the Portland Teach- 
ers' Association in 1944/45. A member of 
the Maine Teachers' Association and the 
National Education Association, he served 
during World War II as an ensign in the 
Coast Guard Training Reserve. A member 
of the Woodfords Congregational Church 
in Portland, he is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Grace Gould Simonton, whom he mar- 
ried in Troy, Vt., on June 20, 1924; a son, 
David P. Simonton of El Segundo, Calif.; 
two brothers, Philip D. Simonton of Oak 
Park, 111., and Ralph G. Simonton of Titus- 
ville, N.J.; and one grandson. He was a 
member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

Wilfred P. Racine '19 

Dr. Wilfred Philippe Racine, a dentist 
for more than forty years, died on Nov. 19, 
1965, in Camden, N.J. Born on Jan. 17, 
1897, in Brunswick, he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and while at 
Bowdoin served briefly in the Army's Coast 
Artillery Corps in Portland. Following his 
graduation from the College cum laude, he 
was associated for two years with the Good- 
year Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, 
which he left in 1920 to enter Tufts Dental 
School. He received his D.M.D. degree in 
1924 and then practiced in Brunswick until 
1942, when he moved to Brandon, Vt. Since 
1956 he had practiced in Arlington, Vt. 

Dr. Racine had served as a member of 
the Board of Education in Arlington. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion Har- 
kins Racine, whom he married on Sept. 8, 
1928, in Lowell, Mass.; a son, Thomas Ra- 
cine of Burlington, Vt.; five sisters, Mrs. 
Odias Dufresne, Mrs. Camille Levesque, 
Mrs. Raoul Thibeault, Mrs. Ludger Mi- 
chaud, and Mrs. Andrew Tomko, all of 
Brunswick; two brothers, Russell A. Racine 
and Israel T. Racine, both of Brunswick; 
and three grandchildren. He was a member 
of Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

Hiram S. Cole '21 

Hiram Spaulding Cole, a retired grocer 
and former Maine legislator, died at Togus 
on Dec. 7, 1965. Born on Sept. 9, 1899, in 
South Portland, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and during World 
War I served in the Navy for six months 
as a seaman. Following his graduation from 
Bowdoin in 1921, he studied at Columbia 
University, the New York School of Social 
Work, and Virginia Theological Seminary. 
He was also principal of a school in New- 
foundland, N.J., and did social work in 
New York City before entering the grocery 
business as a member of the South Portland 
firm established by members of his family 
in 1856. He served as President of the Port- 
land Independent Grocers' Association, as 
Editor of the Maine Grocers' Bulletin, and 
as Secretary of the Maine Retail Grocers' 
Association. In 1927-28 he represented South 
Portland in the Maine House of Represen- 

Mr. Cole was also engaged in the real 
estate business in South Portland until 1954, 
when he moved to South Paris. There he 
continued his interest in real estate and 
was Manager of the South Paris Inn. A 
member of the American Legion and the 
Masons, he is survived by two sons, Wallace 
B. Cole of Plaistow, N.H., and Dr. Phillip 
A. Cole '54 of Cape Elizabeth; a sister, Mrs. 
Harlan L. Harrington of Braintree, Mass.; 
and four grandchildren. He was a member 
of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

Edward B. Ham '22 

Edward Billings Ham, the first "Distin- 
guished Residential Professor" at the new 
California State College at Hayward, died 
at his home in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 30, 
1965, following a long illness. Born on Nov. 


7, 1902, in Boston, he prepared for college 
at Brunswick High School. He was gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin summa cum laude, re- 
ceived a master of arts degree from Harvard 
in 1923, spent 1923/24 as a Rhodes Scholar 
at Trinity College of Oxford University in 
England, and then taught mathematics for 
a year at Harvard. He returned to Oxford 
in 1925 and two years later received a doc- 
tor of philosophy degree there in French 
literature. After a year at Harvard teaching 
French, he was for five years a research 
associate in French at Princeton. In 1933/34 
he held a post-doctoral fellowship in the 
humanities, awarded by the American 
Council of Learned Societies for travel and 
research in England and France. 

From 1934 to 1941 Dr. Ham was Assistant 
Professor of French at Yale and a Fellow 
of Calhoun College. From 1941 until 1963 
he taught at the University of Michigan, 
where he became a full professor in 1948 
and where he was Acting Chairman of the 
Department of Romance Languages for a 
time. In 1961/62 he held a Guggenheim 
Fellowship, and in 1963 he left Michigan 
to join the faculty at California State Col- 
lege at Hayward. 

Professor Ham was a member of the 
Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, 
the Mediaeval Academy, the Societe des 
Anciens Textes Francais, the Societe du 
Parler Francais au Canada, and the Societe 
Historique Franco-Americaine. He was the 
author of five books and some one hundred 
articles and reviews dealing with the French 
language. In 1952 he received an honorary 
doctor of humane letters degree from the 
College. A member of the Bowdoin Alumni 
Council from 1931 to 1934, he is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Galia Millard Ham, whom 
he married on Sept. 1, 1955, in De Funiak 
Springs, Fla.; a son, Richard M. Ham of 
Montreal, Canada; a cousin, Miss Ethel 
Ham of Newtonville, Mass.; and a grand- 
daughter. He was a member of Alpha Delta 
Phi and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities. 

Herrick C. Kimball '22 

Dr. Herrick Charles Kimball, for nearly 
forty years a physician and surgeon in Fort 
Fairfield, died at his home in that town on 
Jan. 3, 1966. Born in Fort Fairfield on 
March 16, 1902, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin entered Western 
Reserve University Medical School in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, from which he received his 
M.D. degree in 1925. After interning in 
surgery for three years at the Lakeside 
Hospital in Cleveland, he returned to Fort 
Fairfield, where he had practiced since 
1928. He was an Aroostook County Medical 
Examiner from 1946 until 1963 and had 
been a medical adviser to the local Selec- 
tive Service Board since 1942. 

Dr. Kimball had served as a member of 
the Advisory Council for the Maine Hospi- 

Word has been received of the deaths of 
Winfield C. Towne '03, Ralph J. Faulking- 
ham M'14, Robert E. Cleaves Jr. '20, Henry 
Y. Saxon '20, Earl S. Hyler '28, and Her- 
bert T. Wadsworth '33. Appropriate notices 
will appear in the May issue. 

tal Survey Act and was a member of the 
American Medical Association, the Maine 
Medical Association, and the Aroostook 
County Medical Association. He was Vice 
President of the First National Bank of 
Fort Fairfield, Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees of the Fort Fairfield Public Li- 
brary, and a Director of the Fort Fairfield 
Utility District. A member of the Masons 
and the Fort Fairfield Fish and Game Club, 
he was elected a Fellow of the American 
College of Surgeons in 1934. Surviving are 
his wife, Mrs. Mary Towle Kimball, whom 
he married on Sept. 1, 1932, in Fort Fair- 
field; a son, Dr. Philip R. Kimball '59 of 
Cranston, R.I.; a daughter, Miss Carolyn 
Kimball of Brookline, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. 
Helen Andes of Utica, N.Y.; a brother, 
Eugene Kimball of Portland; and two 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Theodore Nixon '22 

Theodore Nixon, who for many years 
was engaged in the insurance business in 
Boston, died on Jan. 8, 1966, at his home 
in Newton, Mass. Born on Jan. 17, 1901, in 
Braintree, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Quincy (Mass.) High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin taught at 
Wickford (R.I.) High School and then at 
the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. He 
also did graduate work in history at Cornell 
University. From 1927 to 1942 he was an 
advertising representative for the Wall 
Street Journal in New York City. In 1941 
he moved to the Boston area, where he 
entered the casualty and fire insurance 
business. Most recently he was associated 
with the Sentry Insurance Company. 

Mr. Nixon, who was a younger brother 
of the late Dean Paul Nixon of Bowdoin, 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Chase 
Nixon, whom he married on Sept. 20, 1930, 
in New York; a son, Theodore C. Nixon of 
Needham, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Curtis M. 
Hilliard of Wellesley, Mass.; a brother, 
Hugh Nixon '21 of Melrose, Mass.; and a 
grandson, Paul S. Nixon of Needham. He 
was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

Henry A. Casavant '27 

Henry Aime Casavant, Associate Profes- 
sor of Romance Languages at the Univer- 
sity of Maine, died on Dec. 17, 1965, in 
Augusta. Born in that city on Nov. 26, 
1904, he prepared for college at Cony High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin studied at Harvard University 
and at the Sorbonne and the Alliance Fran- 
chise in Paris, France. He also did graduate 
work at Maine and received a master of 
arts degree from Middlebury College in 
1940. In 1928/29 he taught French at the 
Portland Country Day School and then 
spent two years as a member of the faculty 
at Fishburne Military School in Waynes- 
boro, Va. From 1934 to 1942 he taught 
French and Latin at Cony High School. 
During World War II he served for three 
years in the Army, attaining the rank of 
staff sergeant and teaching French and 
Spanish as well as chemical warfare. 

After a year at Sanford High School in 
1945/46, Professor Casavant joined the fa- 
culty at the University of Maine, where he 
had taught French and Spanish for the 
past nineteen years. He spent many sum- 
mers studying at the National University 
in Mexico City, Mexico, from which he 
received a master of arts degree in Spanish. 
A communicant of St. Mary's Catholic 
Church in Orono and a member of the 
American Association of Teachers of French, 
he is survived by a brother, Dominique 
Casavant of Waterville; and two sisters, 
Mrs. Marie Jeanne Tartre of Augusta and 
Mrs. Christine Maheu of Waterville. 

Arden E. Nilsen '34 

Arden Ellsworth Nilsen, who had been 
ill since December of 1939 with tubercu- 
losis, died on Nov. 22, 1964, in Gardiner. 
Born on Aug. 28, 1909, in Duluth, Minn., 
he prepared for college at the Kents Hill 
Seminary in Maine and attended Bowdoin 
for two and one-half years before having 
to leave for financial reasons in February 
of his junior year. 

Mr. Nilsen is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Berneice Willard Cronin Nilsen, whom he 
married on Dec. 12, 1952, in Whitefield; 
and two sons, Michael J. Nilsen, who is in 
the Navy, and Peder R. Nilsen (10) . He 
was a member of Phi Delta Psi Fraternity. 

Niles W. von Wettberg '36 

Niles White von Wettberg, a Senior Edi- 
tor of Newsweek magazine, died on Nov. 
29, 1965, in Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Suffern, N.Y. Born on June 12, 1913, in 
New Haven, Conn., he prepared for college 
at the Lenox (Mass.) School and the Uni- 
versity School in Bridgeport, Conn., and 
spent the first semester of the 1932/33 aca- 
demic year at Bowdoin, leaving because of 
illness. He also attended Rutgers Univer- 
sity, worked for a time for the Bridgeport 
(Conn.) Post, and in 1934 became a re- 
searcher for Newsweek. In 1938 he was 
named Editor of the magazine's "Transi- 
tion" section. He became Press Editor in 
1940 and in 1943 was put in charge of the 
"Periscope" section. For five years, begin- 
ning in 1944, he was successively in charge 
of the Radio Section, International Edi- 
tions, and the Photo Department. He be- 
came an Assistant Executive Editor in 1952 
and two years later was named a Senior 

Mr. von Wettberg was the ranking editor 
at Newsweek in point of service, having 
joined the staff a year after the magazine 
was founded. During World War II he 
edited the "Battle Baby" editions, printed 
in Europe and Asia for distribution to 
United States personnel. This overseas 
publishing effort was the forerunner of the 
international editions which Newsweek now 
publishes. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Dorothy Bach von Wettberg, whom he mar- 
ried on May 19, 1941 in New York City; a 
daughter, Miss Julie J. von Wettberg, a 
student at Middlebury College; and three 
brothers, Bishop W. von Wettberg and 
Prentice W. von Wettberg, both of Oxford, 


Conn., and Edouard F. von Wettberg of 
Wilmington, Del. He was a member of 
Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

Bollinger Gwynn of Washington, D.C. He 
was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

'50 of Woburn, Mass., and David E. Stone 
of Troy, N.Y. He was a member of Theta 
Delta Chi and Phi Beta Kappa. 

Frederick L. Gwynn '37 

Frederick Landis Gwynn, who was James 
J. Goodwin Professor of English Literature 
and Chairman of the Dept. of English at 
Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., died 
on Dec 31, 1965, in Rutland, Vt., after a 
heart attack. Born on Dec. 15, 1916, in 
Tampa, Fla., he prepared for college at 
Melrose (Mass.) High School and was 
graduated from Bowdoin cum laude in 
1937, with highest honors in English. He 
received a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
Graduate Scholarship for study at Harvard 
University, from which he earned a master 
of arts degree in 1938 and a doctor of 
philosophy degree in 1942, when he entered 
the Navy. By the time he had become a 
civilian again in September, 1946, he had 
attained the rank of lieutenant commander, 
had flown many attack missions in the 
Pacific from the aircraft carrier Lexington, 
had been awarded the Distinguished Flying 
Cross, three Air Medals, the Legion of 
Merit of Peru, and the Legion of Merit of 
Chile, had served on the aircraft carrier 
Bon Homme Richard, had served as Exec- 
utive Officer of a torpedo bomber squadron, 
and had been an aide to Fleet Adm. Wil- 
liam F. Halsey Jr. on a goodwill tour of 
South America. He remained in the Active 
Reserve until 1964, when he retired with 
the rank of commander. 

In the fall of 1946 Dr. Gwynn returned 
to Harvard as Instructor in English and 
Senior Tutor at Adams House. In 1949 he 
joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State 
University, and in 1955 he was named 
Associate Professor of English at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia. He became Chairman 
of the Dept. of English at Trinity in 1958 
and Goodwin Professor of English Litera- 
ture in 1960. His major field of teaching 
and study was modern American literature. 
He was the author of Sturge Moore and the 
Life of Art (1952) and co-author of The 
Fiction of J. D. Salinger (1958) , Faulkner 
in the University (1959), and The Case for 
Poetry: A Critical Anthology (1954) . He 
spent the academic year 1964/65 on sab- 
batical leave and leave of absence from 
Trinity, partly working for the Modern 
Language Association and partly writing a 
freshman English textbook entitled The 
Concepts of English. 

Professor Gwynn served as Editor of 
College English from 1955 to 1960. He was 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Association of 
Departments of English and edited the 
ADE Bulletin. He was also a member of 
the Evaluation Committee for National De- 
fense Education Act Institutes and had 
cooperated closely with the English depart- 
ments of high schools in the central Con- 
necticut area to help develop programs 
which would facilitate the transition for 
students of English from school to college. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anne 
Shortlidge Gwynn, whom he married in 
Keene, N.H. on March 18, 1950; a son, 
Landis S. Gwynn; a daughter, Miss Ellen 
B. Gwynn; and his stepmother, Mrs. Helen 

Kosrof Eligian '38 

Kosrof Eligian, Executive Director of the 
Family Counseling Service of Seattle, Wash., 
died on Oct. 20, 1965, in Seattle. Born on 
Feb. 28, 1907, in Armenia, he came to 
the United States from Syria at the age of 
21 and prepared for college at Deering High 
School in Portland. Following his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin cum laude in 1938, he 
studied for three years at the University of 
Chicago's School of Social Service. At the 
same time he was employed by the Chicago 
Relief Administration and worked in Hull 
House. From 1941 to 1945 he was a child 
guidance counselor at the Illinois State 
Training School for Boys. After two years 
as a supervisor in a social agency in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, where he also did graduate 
work at the School of Applied Sciences at 
Western Reserve University, he became 
Executive Director of Family Agencies in 
Sioux City, Iowa, and then for six years 
held the same sort of position in Hartford, 
Conn. In 1955 he moved to Seattle, where 
for the past ten years he had been Exec- 
utive Director of the Family Counseling 

Mr. Eligian was a member of the Ameri- 
can Association of Social Workers, Rotary 
International, the Interprofessional Club, 
and the Toastmasters' Club. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Grace Barbour Eligian, 
whom he married in Chicago on Sept. 1, 
1945; a daughter, Lucene (16) ; and a son, 
Gregory (13) . He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

Kenneth G. Stone Jr. '42 

Kenneth George Stone Jr., Professor of 
Chemistry and Assistant Dean of the Grad- 
uate School at Michigan State University, 
died on Nov. 22, 1965, in Lansing, Mich. 
Born on May 31, 1920, in Portland, he pre- 
pared for college at Westbrook High School 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
cum laude in 1942 entered Princeton Uni- 
versity, from which he received an M.A. 
degree in 1944 and his Ph.D. in 1946. In 
1944/45 he taught chemistry at South Da- 
kota State College and in 1946-47 was a 
research chemist with the Sun Chemical 
Corp. In 1947 he joined the faculty at 
Michigan State, where he became a full 
professor in 1959 and was appointed Assis- 
tant Dean of the Graduate School in 1964. 

Professor Stone was 1942 Class Agent for 
the Bowdoin Alumni Fund from 1942 until 
1948. A member of the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, the 
American Chemical Society, the American 
Association of University Professors, and 
Sigma Xi, he was the author or co-author 
of numerous research publications as well 
as the book Determination of Organic Com- 
pounds, published in 1956. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Marion Hoffman Stone, 
whom he married on Aug. 20, 1954; his 
mother, Mrs. Kenneth G. Stone of West- 
brook; and two brothers, Gregory H. Stone 

Cadwallader L. Washburn HI 947 

Cadwallader L. Washburn, an interna- 
tionally known etcher and painter, died on 
Dec. 21, 1965, in Farmington at the age of 
99. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 
31, 1866, he attended the Faribault (Minn.) 
Industrial School, where he learned the 
printing trade. In 1890 he received a bach- 
elor of arts degree from Gallaudet College 
in Washington, D.C. In 1893 he studied 
architecture at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. He studied oil painting 
under Mowbray and Chase in New York 
City, with Sorolla in Spain, and with Bes- 
nard in Paris. He was stricken deaf before 
he was five but throughout his life main- 
tained that "deafness may sometimes be an 
inconvenience but never a handicap." 

In 1904-05 Dr. Washburn and his brother 
Stanley were correspondents for the Chicago 
Daily News during the Russo-Japanese War. 
During three months of this time he was 
a protege of the Emperor of Japan, who 
offered him the use of a Buddhist temple 
in Kyoto, with a Buddhist priest in atten- 
dance. It was here that he executed his first 
drypoint etching, scratching the impression 
on copper plate with a sewing needle, as he 
had no other tool, and using the temple 
priest as his model. From 1910 to 1912, 
during the Madero revolution, he was the 
chief war correspondent in Mexico for the 
Chicago Daily News. He received an honor- 
ary doctor of science degree from Gallaudet 
College in 1924 and an honorary doctor of 
humane letters degree from Bowdoin in 
1947, when President Sills read a citation 
which said, in part, ". . . one of the most 
distinguished of American etchers, whose 
drypoints are internationally known and 
admired and who is represented in the 
British Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale 
of Paris, the Ryke Museum of Amsterdam, 
appropriately since his etchings have much 
of the quality of Rembrandt's— by no means 
limiting himself to art as he has served as 
war correspondent in Mexico and as a col- 
lector of rare birds and nests in the 
Marquesas Islands, who, deprived of hear- 
ing and of speech, by his courage and intel- 
lectual virility has made himself an out- 
standing name in American art; rightly 
honored by a College that is proud of its 
art collections and that emphasizes for 
youth the importance of Art." 

Dr. Washburn was an Associate of the 
National Academy of Design and a member 
of the Louisiana Society of Etchers, the 
Society of American Etchers, and the Ameri- 
can Federation of Arts. He was also a Fel- 
low of the American Geographic Society 
and a Trustee of the Museum of Compara- 
tive Oology in Santa Barbara, Calif. A 
member of the University Club in Mexico 
City, the National Arts Club in New York, 
and the Arts Club in Washington, D.C, he 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret 
Cowles Washburn, whom he married on 
Oct. 17, 1943, in Manchester, N.H.; and a 
stepdaughter, Mrs. Christopher Packard of 

Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
to the Alumni Office, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 


Tired of the Same Old Vacation Crowd? 


Gain new knowledge in the company of your friends. 

For a stimulating change — a chance to meet people almost 
as interesting as you — enroll in the Bowdoin Alumni 
College, Aug. lh-21. 

STAFF: Herbert R. Brown, Ph.D., Litt.D., L.H.D., 
LL.D., Edward Little Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory 
and Professor of English, Director; John C. Donovan, 
Ph.D., DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Govern- 

ment; C. Douglas McGee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of 

BOOKS : Charles Frankel, The Case for Modern Man; 
Henry James, The Ambassadors ; Herman Melville, Moby- 
Dick and Billy Budd; Edward Reed, editor, Challenges to 
Democracy : The Next Ten Years; John A. T. Robinson, 
Honest to God; William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet; 
Charles Silberman, Crisis in Black and White. 

Shakespeare's play will serve as the point of departure 
for two seminar sessions on the Romantic Attitude. 
Hector Berlioz' dramatic symphony will be used to illus- 
trate the insights and excesses of romanticism as a style 
of life and as a style of art. 

Early in Spring the College will send copies of the 
books — along with several additional volumes for col- 
lateral reading — to each registrant. 

RECREATION: Members of the Alumni College will 
enjoy golf privileges at the Brunswick Country Club; the 
squash courts in the Gymnasium, and the tennis courts 
on Pickard Field; the Curtis Pool will be open to partic- 
ipants in the Alumni College Program. Other features 
will include a concert by the Aeolian Chamber Players, a 
musical comedy in the Pickard Theater, and three lec- 
tures in the Wentworth Lounge. 

LIVING AND DINING: All meals, except a lobster-bake 
at the Alumni House, will be served in the Senior Center ; 
the seminars will be conducted in the Mitchell Lounge 
and the McCann Music Room in the Senior Center. 

CHARGES: The all-inclusive fee of $395 covers trans- 
portation both ways between the Portland Airport and 
the Senior Center, greens fees, theater and concert tick- 
ets, room, meals, and books. Wives are invited to join 
their husbands in this program at no additional fee. 

REGISTRATION : The need of limiting the number of 
participants to make possible small discussion groups de- 
mands that early applications are desirable. An advance 
registration fee of $50 (to be credited to the inclusive 
charge) should be paid before April 15. 

Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Herbert Brown, 
Director, Bowdoin Alumni College, Brunswick, Maine. 


Sunday, June 5: 4 p.m., baccalaureate service at the First Parish 
Church. Thursday, June 9 : 4-6 p.m., reception at the Alumni House 
in honor of retiring faculty members. Alumni, their families and 
friends are invited. Friday, June 10: 9 a.m., annual meeting of the 
Alumni Council at the Alumni House. 10 a.m., annual meeting of 
the Society of Bowdoin Women in Gibson Hall. 10 a.m., annual 
meeting of Phi Beta Kappa in the Hawthorne- Longfellow Library. 
11 a.m., commissioning exercises for ROTC graduates on the ter- 
race of the Walker Art Building. Noon, alumni luncheon and 
annual meeting of the Alumni Association at the Hyde Athletic 
Building. Noon, Society of Bowdoin Women luncheon at the Sar- 
gent Gymnasium. 2 p.m., the commencement lecture, "Bowdoin's 
Art and Architecture," by Brooks W. Stoddard of the Art Depart- 
ment in the Museum of Art. 3 p.m., annual meetings of the frater- 
nity chapters. 4 p.m., dedication of the Dean Nixon Room in the 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. 4:15 p.m., reception by President 
and Mrs. Coles in the Moulton tFnion. 8 :45 p.m., the commencement 
play, "Measure for Measure" at the Pickard Theater in Memorial 
Hall. Saturday, June 11: 9:30 a.m., formation of the commence- 
ment procession at the Senior Center. Alumni will join the pro- 
cession at the Chapel. 10 a.m., 161st commencement exercises in 
the New Gymnasium. Noon, luncheon in the Hyde Athletic Build- 
ing. Noon, luncheon for the ladies in the Sargent Gymnasium. The 
commencement registration desk and Alumni Council hospitality 
center will be in the Moulton Union Gallery Lounge. They will be 
open Thursday afternoon, all day Friday, and Saturday morning. 



Volume 40 May 1966 Number 4 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Peter C. Barnard '50 
Robert M. Cross '45 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken. Lucille Henslev. 

In This Issue 

2 The College 

10 What Is a College Library? Richard Harwell 

Its function in the academic community is distinct from that 
of a university library, writes Bowdoin's librarian, who lays 
to rest the myth that quantity is an index of quality. 

The Alumni Council 

President, George T. Davidson Jr. '38; Vice 
President, John F. Reed '37; Secretary, Peter 
C Barnard '50; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mcln- 
tire '25. Members-at-Large: 1966: George F. 
Cary II '35, George T. Davidson Jr. '38, 
Lendall B. Knight '41, Richard A. Wiley 
'49; 1967: William H. Thalheimer '27, Rob- 
ert C. Porter '34, John F. Reed '37, W. Brad- 
ford Briggs '43; 1968: F. Envin Cousins '24, 
Richard C. Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. 
Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III 
'51. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council Members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local Alumni Clubs and 
the Editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

13 A Place for Books and People 

The students who use a college library are as important as 
the books that are housed there. The Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library was designed with both in mind. 

19 A Very Special Exhibit Robert L. Volz 
When the library was dedicated, the College exhibited what 
was perhaps the most complete collection of Hawthorne-Long- 
fellow memorabilia ever assembled. 

20 Some Problems Confronting Our Nation's Libraries 

David H. Clift 
Unless the needs of libraries are met, the benefits of the 
"information explosion" may be lost, writes the executive 
director of the American Library Association. 

The Alumni Fund 

Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Morris A. Densmore '46; Vice 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. 1966: Morris A. Dens- 
more '46; 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 1968: 
Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. 
Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46. 

22 Talk of the Alumni 

24 Alumni Clubs 

25 Class News 

38 In Memory 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bi-monthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
cla.M postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover: The main entrance and lobby of the library as seen by David 
Wilkinson '67. For more of his photographs of the new library, see 
pages 13-18. 


Wider Horizons 

It ought always to be remembered 
that literary institutions are founded 
and endowed for the common good, 
and not for the private advantage of 
those who resort to them. It is not 
that they may be able to pass through 
life in an easy and reputable manner, 
but that their mental powers may be 
cultivated and improved for the bene- 
fit of society. 

—President Joseph McKeen, 1802 

FOR three students spring vaca- 
tion was a time to travel sev- 
eral hundreds of miles bearing 
the gospel of higher education. 

This was the third spring that 
Bowdoin students went into big 
city ghettos to talk with disadvan- 
taged youngsters about going to col- 
lege. This year, however, the project 
was different; it was not aimed at at- 
tracting students to Bowdoin but was 
intended to acquaint boys and girls 
of junior high school age with the 
educational opportunities at colleges 
and universities in the Northeast. 

With the aid of Miss Ann Coles, 
daughter of the President and a staff 
member of the National Scholarship 
Service and Fund for Negro Students, 
a committee of the Bowdoin Under- 
graduate Civil Rights Organization 
headed by Edwin D. Bell '66 and 
Anthony L. Moulton '67 began laying 
plans last fall to enlarge the scope of 
what had been known as Projects '65 
and '66 and was now named Work- 
shops in Higher Education. 

They arranged with Guidance As- 
sociates to rent a film, How to 
Choose a College, and got free use of 
films of Trinity, Cornell, Carnegie 
Tech, and Connecticut College, and 
of Bowdoin's slides. They boned up 
on admissions and scholarship poli- 
cies as they generally apply to institu- 
tions in the Northeast and got brief- 
ings from Associate Director of Ad- 
missions Robert C. Mellow. They 
sent letters to nearly two dozen Urban 
League chapters in Southern and 
Border-State cities asking if these 
chapters wanted to sponsor a work- 

shop. Ten said they did, and the stu- 
dents selected Louisville, Memphis, 
Richmond, and Washington. Stanley 
Whitehurst '68 lives in Richmond 
and would conduct a workshop there. 
Fred E. Haynes '67 of Arlington, Va., 
would cover Washington. Raymond 
E. Lapine '66 and Nathaniel B. Har- 
rison '68 would take Louisville. An- 
thony L. Moulton '67 and David L. 
Fenimore '69 were assigned to Mem- 
phis. The problem of transportation 
to Memphis and Louisville was quick- 

Moulton '67 
The President lent his car. 

ly solved: President Coles gave them 
the use of his personal car. 

The best made plans can run afoul, 
however. Haynes became ill, and at 
the last minute Louisville begged 
out. It had failed to make the proper 

Fenimore and Moulton left for 
Memphis on March 24, stopped off 
in Louisville ("Urban League officials 
seemed very disorganized," says Moul- 
ton), and arrived at the home of the 
Memphis Urban League Director, 
the Rev. James A. McDaniel, at 2 
a.m. on Sunday, March 26. 

"That morning Dave went to a 
Catholic church, and I went to Rev. 
McDaniel's, the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church. Before we left he asked if I'd 
like to speak. The next thing I knew 
I was in the pulpit. On Monday we 
went down to the Urban League to 
make the final arrangements. We 
were to give our four workshops in 
the administration building of Le- 

Moyne College. Only six turned out 
the first night, and Rev. McDaniels, 
who had been ill the week before 
found out why. One of his assistants 
had not got out the publicity that 
had been planned. He went to work. 
The next day we were interviewed by 
a Negro newspaper and a Negro ra- 
dio station. That afternoon he ar- 
ranged for us to speak to nearly 100 
pupils at a local high school. More 
than fifty attended our workshop on 
Tuesday night. In the group was a 
girl whose father was a disc jockey at 
another radio station, and she said 
we ought to see him. He was on the 
air from midnight to 4 a.m. We did 
and were on the air at 2 a.m. He also 
had an afternoon show, and he in- 
terviewed us again on Wednesday. 
We spoke to 150 pupils at a junior 
high school on Wednesday, and that 
night more than 75 attended our 
third workshop. 

"Thursday was our busiest day. 
We visited three more schools and 
spoke to more than 1,000. One was 
having a career day at which Rev. 
McDaniel was the featured speaker. 
Only he wasn't; I was. That evening 
about 50 attended our fourth and 
final workshop. 

"I guess we'll never know how ef- 
fective we were. Most of the people 
with whom we talked accepted what 
we had to offer in the spirit we gave 
it. Several parents invited us to their 
homes where we discussed the specific 
problems of their children. One man, 
who had never finished high school, 
wanted his son, an eighth grader, to 
attend college, but he was afraid that 
his son would not be prepared. He 
said that his son had the same mathe- 
matics textbook for two years run- 
ning. Memphis schools are still segre- 
gated, and Negroes have suffered. 
The buildings are new, but they lack 
adequate texts and qualified teachers. 
Many parents know this. They asked 
us about the opportunities at prep 

Olympics Physician 

COLLEGE Physician Daniel F. 
Hanley '39 has been named head 
physician for the United States sports 
teams that will take part in the 1967 
PanAmerican Games at Winnipeg, 
the 1968 Olympic Winter Games at 
Grenoble, France, and the 1968 Olym- 
pic Summer Games at Mexico City. 

Vietnam Talks 

IN the space of less than a month, 
between Feb. 21 and March 16, 
there were three public discussions 
of Vietnam on the campus— the great- 
est flurry of interest in this crucial 
problem yet seen at Bowdoin. 

The first was the Alumni Council 
Lecture by Maj. Gen. Robert N. 
Smith '38, director of plans for the 
Air Force. Fresh from an inspection 
tour of U.S. forces there, he said: 
"There is a new confidence among 
the people of Vietnam. They know 
that ultimate Communist victory has 
now become militarily improbable. It 
is my belief that the Viet Cong and 
their North Vietnamese allies cannot 
win the war." Smith went on to ex- 
plain that "our delicately balanced 
military-diplomatic policy of strategic 
persuasion is calculated to make con- 
tinuation of the war unprofitable to 
Ho Chi Minh and his associates." 

Craig J. Spence, onetime press sec- 
retary to former Massachusetts Gov- 
ernor Endicott Peabody and now a 
newsman for the Mutual Broadcasting 
Co., spoke on March 6. He shed less 
light but raised more heat than Gen- 
eral Smith, especially during a 21/j 
hour question and comment affair in 
the Senior Center after his talk. He 
damned the press all the way from 
The Xew York Times to Time for its 
biased reporting, had a few unkind 
words for cbs, and warned that Amer- 
icans had to select their sources of in- 
formation carefully. Unfortunately, 
he never got around to naming what 
sources were reliable, but presumably 
Mutual was one. For good measure he 

Vietnam speakers Davis '66, Spence & Parsons '69 
It's far from a closed issue at Bowdoin. 

tossed in references to "Uncle" Ho 
Chi Minh and "Good GT Charlie" 
de Gaulle. When one student pointed 
out that the increasing costs of U.S. 
involvement were hampering the War 
on Poverty, and have resulted in a 
30% cut in the surplus milk supply 
for the Brunswick school system, 
Spence glibly shot back, "Gee, that's 

But if Spence, who was sponsored 
by the Student Council and Theta 
Delta Chi Fraternity, alienated all but 
the most ardent supporters of the 
Vietnam war with flippant, super- 
ficial remarks, his presence was bene- 
ficial. He got a few students thinking. 

Ten days later Young Americans 
for Freedom, strong supporters of 
President Johnson's policies, spon- 
sored a debate. 

Before an » audience of fewer than 
30 students (and only two members 
of the faculty), yaf Chairman John 
D. Parsons '69 and Harold R. Davis, 
a senior opposed to U.S. involvement, 
conducted a high level discussion that 
was carefully documented by both of 
them. Parsons carefully steered a 
course between advocacy of an all-out 
land war and withdrawal of U.S. 
forces without the assurances of a 
pro-West government in Saigon. Da- 
vis, on the other hand, suggested that 
the policy of containment, which 
worked so successfully against the So- 
viets in Europe, was not applicable 
to Southeast Asia, and argued that in 
the long run a peaceful, neutralist 
Vietnam would not endanger legiti- 
mate U.S. interests in the area. The 
high tone they set during their pre- 
sentations and cross-examinations car- 

ried over to the period set aside for 
questions from the floor and led one 
student to remark afterward, "There 
were no hawks or doves here, only 

Upward Bound 

PRESIDENT Coles has announced 
the promotions of nine members 
of the faculty effective July 1. 

Named full professors were Paul V. 
Hazelton '42, Chairman of the De- 
partment of Education; A. LeRoy 
Greason Jr., Dean of Students and a 
member of the English Department; 
William B. Whiteside, Director of the 
Senior Center and a member of the 
History Department; and William D. 
Geoghegan, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Religion. 

Promoted to associate professor 
were Arthur M. Hussey II, Chairman 
of the Geology Department; Alfred 
H. Fuchs, Chairman of the Psycholo- 
gy Department; Daniel Levine, His- 
tory Department; John C. Rensen- 
brink, Government Department; and 
Roger Howell Jr. '58, History Depart- 

Morehouse Exchange 

SINCE 1964 Bowdoin and More- 
house colleges have exchanged 
students during the second semester 
of the school year. 

This year's exchange students are 
Adrian B. Boone, a 21 -year-old senior 
from Tuskegee Institute, Ala., and 
Freddie J. Cook, 18, a sophomore 
from Atlanta. 

Cook, a mathematics major, came 

Morehouse's Boone '66 & Cook '68 
From their viewpoint, a highly successful exchange. 

to Bowdoin "for the academic chal- 
lenge, to see how I compared with 
Northern students." Highly motivated 
and ambitious, he hopes to attend 
Harvard Law School and then get a 
job with the Federal Reserve System. 
He is the second oldest in a family of 
three boys who have been brought up 
by their mother, an inspector in an 
Atlanta textile mill. His oldest broth- 
er is a junior at Morehouse, and his 
other brother is attending a prepara- 
tory school in California. All three 
receive large scholarships, and to sup- 
plement his, Cook sells clothes in a 
men's shop on weekends and is a lab 
assistant in chemistry at Morehouse. 

Technically, he is a high school 
dropout, for he left Atlanta's Booker 
T. Washington High School at the 
end of his junior year to enter college. 
"Morehouse offered to take me at the 
end of my sophomore year," he said. 
"My mother said it was my decision- 
she's always given us a lot of freedom 
—and I decided to wait another year. 
My brother had the same chance, but 
he decided to graduate from high 
school first. My mother, by the way, 
dropped out of high school during 
her senior year to marry my father. 
She has gone back to night school and 
will receive her diploma in June. She 
is then going to start night study at 
Morris Brown College. She likes to 
learn. I'm fluent in Spanish, and she 
wanted to learn, so I taught her." 

Both of Boone's parents are em- 
ployed by Tuskegee Institute, his 
father as a printer and his mother as 
a guidance counselor. His oldest 
brother and only sister are students 
at Tuskegee, and his youngest brother 
attends high school. 

An honors student, Boone is an 
English major and hopes to become a 
college teacher ("I'll go back to More- 
house if they'll have me; I think it 
has a future") after graduate work 
at the University of Chicago. 

Both have continued their extra- 
curricular pursuits at Bowdoin. Boone 
sings baritone in the glee club, and 
Cook has been active in interfrater- 
nity bowling and basketball. 

"I think there's a closer relation- 
ship between faculty and students at 
Bowdoin than there is at Morehouse, 
which is just about the same size," 
says Boone. "Bowdoin appears to be 


They rocked, rolled, 

more organized, at least extracurricu- 
larly, and by comparison Morehouse 
is certainly understaffed administra- 
tively. Of course we don't have as 
much of an endowment— it's only $3.5 
million— and this probably accounts 
for many of the differences. We did 
have three of our students win Wood- 
row Wilson Fellowships this year, 

Both students see the exchange as 
highly beneficial in furthering rela- 
tions between Northern and Southern 
students and think that it ought to 
be for an entire academic year. 

1966 Campus Chest 

TO the not too sonorous strings 
(three electric guitars in all) of 
the Barbarians, Bowdoin students and 
their dates rocked, rolled, and raised 
$1,541.93 for charity during campus 
chest weekend, March 11-13. 

Half of the money was given to the 
Brunswick Area United Fund. The 
remainder was divided between the 
International Student Service and 
Pineland Hospital and Training Cen- 
ter in nearby Pownal. 

Walter Rowson III '67 and Paul E. 
Morrissey '66 were co-chairmen of the 
weekend, which, like those of the past, 
was sponsored by the College's 12 


and raised $1,50.0. 

Graduate Study? 

SHOULD Bowdoin establish a grad- 
uate school? The question has been 
discussed so much this year that Presi- 
dent Coles, with the approval of the 
Governing Boards, has appointed a 
committee of six faculty members to 
study the feasibility and desirability 
of graduate programs at the College. 

In a sense, the College is already 
in the graduate school business. Since 
1959, it has awarded 74 master's de- 
grees through National Science Foun- 
dation-sponsored programs, but what 
the President and others want to 
know is whether or not Bowdoin 
ought to be instituting programs lead- 
ing to the Ph.D. 

There are some sound reasons be- 
hind the investigation. There already 
exists a serious shortage of Ph.D.'s in 
every discipline, and if the nation's 
needs are to be met in 1975 U.S. 
graduate centers will have to produce 
twice the number they are presently 
turning out (about 15,000 in 1963/ 
64) . Many educators believe that this 
doubling should take place not merely 
by enlarging the enrollments of exist- 
ing graduate schools but by creating 
new ones as well— especially in states 
or areas where excellent graduate pro- 
grams do not presently exist. These 
educators are confident that larger 
federal appropriations will be made 
to establish and sustain these new 

Several other private and once ex- 
clusively undergraduate institutions 
in the East have launched programs 
leading to the Ph.D. These schools 
include Dartmouth, Wesleyan, and 
Amherst, which is involved in a pro- 
gram in collaboration with Smith, 
Mount Holyoke, and the University of 

Recent studies of the needs of 
Bowdoin's undergraduate program in 
such areas as faculty recruitment and 
retention, and enrichment of courses 
have convinced the President that 
Bowdoin should give careful consider- 
ation to the possibility of establishing 
a small but excellent Ph.D. program 
during the next decade. 

The committee is headed by Dan E. 
Christie '37, Wing Professor of Mathe- 
matics. Other members are Edward 
J. Geary, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of French; Prof. Dana W. Mayo 
of the Department of Chemistry; Prof. 
Roger Howell Jr. '58 of the Depart- 

ment of History; Prof. John L. How- 
land '57 of the Department of Biolo- 
gy; and James A. Storer, who be- 
comes Dean of the Faculty on July 1. 

The committee has been instructed 
to make an investigation of all as- 
pects of the possibility. It is to con- 
sider the quality of the faculty de- 
partment by department, the avail- 
ability of funds to support the neces- 
sary fellowships, the quality of labo- 
ratory and library resources, and the 
costs, time, and effort diat would be 

The President told the committee 
that it is free to call upon other mem- 
bers of the faculty for consultation, 
upon administrative officers for assis- 
tance, and upon outside consultants 
as may be necessary. It, he suggested, 
may wish to visit other schools where 
such programs are under way. 

The President set no date for the 
committee's report, but indicated that 
it ought to aim for some time in 1967 
and that it ought to submit such in- 
terim reports as it believed necessary. 

Barnard Resigns 

IT would have been easier to rope a 
nor'easter with a lasso than to have 
contained Alumni Secretary Peter C. 
Barnard's enthusiasm for Bowdoin 
and its alumni. 

A highly organized, never flagging 
bundle of nervous energy who was 
not happy unless he had a dozen proj- 
ects under way, he would— to use one 
of his favorite terms— shift gears when- 
ever a student or alumnus dropped in 
and would devote his complete atten- 
tion to his visitor. 

When he announced his resignation 
in March (effective June 30), even 
his closest friends were surprised. But 
their surprise was not complete be- 
cause Pete gave as his reason for leav- 
ing his desire to return to teaching, 
and they knew that his penchant for 
the classroom had never left him. 
Starting in September he will be 
Chairman of the Department of Lan- 
guage and Literature at Westbrook 
Junior College in Portland. 

A Navy signal corpsman during 
World War II, Pete entered Kent 
State University in 1946 and trans- 
ferred to Bowdoin the following year. 
He was graduated in 1950. After 
graduate study at Western Reserve, 
Bread Loaf (from which he received 
an M.A. in English) , Harvard, and 

Barnard '50 
He will be missed. 

Yale and teaching at Cleveland's Uni- 
versity School, he joined the College's 
staff as an Administrative Assistant in 
the Alumni Office in 1957. Two years 
later, after Alumni Secretary Seward 
J. Marsh '12 became ill, he became 
Acting Alumni Secretary. Upon 
Marsh's retirement in 1960, he became 
Alumni Secretary. 

Pete brought tact and warmth to 
the position, and he never ceased in 
devising new ways of fostering closer 
relations between the College and its 
alumni. During his tenure, the num- 
ber of clubs grew from 34 to 49, the 
long-sought Alumni House became a 
reality, the Bowdoin Teachers' Club 
expanded, and the Campus Career 
Conferences and Alumni Council Lec- 
ture were added. He tirelessly sought 
to make alumni feel welcome when 
they returned to Bowdoin, and the 
fact that nearly 10% of the College's 
living alumni returned for last year's 
commencement and reunions proves 
his success. He had the ability to work 
with all types of people, and when 
he planned a function on the campus 
it was organized to the last detail and 
invariably came off without a hitch. 

He will be missed. 

AN announcement of the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow exhibit in the Presque 
Isle Star Herald was headed: 

Nat and Hank 

Exhibit Opens 

Sat. at Bowdoin 

Two End Careers 

TWO men who played important 
roles in the development of the 
College in recent years are going into 
well-earned retirements. Sumner T. 
Pike '13 has retired as an active mem- 
ber of the Board of Overseers and has 
been elected to emeritus standing. 
Noel C. Little '17, Josiah Little Pro- 
fessor of Natural Science and Profes- 
sor of Physics (and senior member of 
the faculty) , has announced he will 
retire on July 1. 

Both men are surnma cum laude 
and Phi Beta Kappa graduates, and 
both have been concerned with the 
development of atomic power, Pike 
as Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Ener- 
gy Commission and Little as Maine 
Co-ordinator of Atomic Development 

An Overseer since 1939, Pike com- 
pleted four years as President of the 
Board of Overseers last June. Bow- 
doin awarded him an honorary Doctor 
of Laws degree in 1941 and the 
Alumni Service Award in 1949. 

The College has received a gift of 
$4,000 from a donor who wishes to re- 
main anonymous "in recognition of 
the many significant services to coun- 
try and to College of Sumner Pike." 
It is to be used to support research 
and publications of studies in the so- 
cial sciences. 

Professor Little ends a teaching 
career that began at Bowdoin in 1919 
and spans an incredible number of 
advances that have been made in phys- 
ics. A specialist in the field of 
magneto-hydrodynamic phenomena, 
he won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 
1928 and was invited by the Depart- 
ment of Electronics of the Royal In- 
stitute of Technology in Stockholm 
to study there in 1956/57. 

Little '17 & Pike '13 
For both, well-earned retirements. 

- *B ft 

Sadik, Muskie & McKee at press conference 
To get the message home, you have to emphasize the worst. 

Professor Little is a veteran of both 
world wars, having served for nearly 
two years as an ensign during World 
War I and as a commander in charge 
of the Navy's Radar School at Bow- 
doin for five years during the second 
world war. 

His retirement from Bowdoin will 
not be a retirement from teaching, 
however, as he plans "to teach a 
course or two at a college where the 
winters are a little milder." 

Wilson Fellow 

DAVID E. Brewster '66 has won a 
Woodrow Wilson National Fel- 
lowship, and Ellis B. Boal '66 has re- 
ceived an honorable mention. 

Brewster was one of 1,408 students 
to win fellowships, which cover tuition 
and fees for one year of graduate stud- 
ies and provide a living stipend of 
$2,000. A straight "A" student and 
history major, he has been an Under- 
graduate Research Fellow, a member 
of the editorial board of The Quill, 
and a trombonist in the Brass En- 
semble. He is a graduate of McLean 
(Va.) High School, a member of 
Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, and the 
son of Mrs. John M. Brewster of Falls 
Church, Va., and the late Mr. 

Boal is a mathematics major, a 
member of Theta Delta Chi, and a 
Dean's List student. His activities in- 
clude the Masque and Gown, Glee 
Club, cross country, and track. His 
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Boal 
of Winnetka, 111. 

Seaside Slum 

TOURISM, as everyone knows, is 
Maine's most important business. 
What few people apparently knew 
until this spring was the extent to 
which the state's best attraction, its 
rock-bound coast, has become a sea- 
side slum. 

The despoilation of the coast was 
the subject of a photographic exhibit 
in the Museum of Art. The exhibit, 
wrote Supreme Court Justice William 
O. Douglas in the introduction to a 
60-page guide published by the Col- 
lege, "is photographic evidence of the 
way in which we are despoiling the 

The Justice said the 57 color and 
black-and-white pictures by John Mc- 
Kee, an Instructor in French, "are 
Maine photographs but they repre- 
sent conditions in Virginia, Califor- 
nia, my own State of Washington, 
and every other State of the Union." 

McKee traveled some 5,400 miles 
up and down the coast to take his 
photographs, most of which were in- 
tended to depict the worst that has 
taken place. One pictures an aban- 
doned automobile half buried in the 
sand at Popham Beach, a popular 
place with tourists. Several depict 
pipes carrying raw sewage into the 
ocean— one of them with a fleet of 
sailboats in the background. Only the 
stench is missing. Others graphically 
illustrate that only 34 miles of the 
state's 2,600-mile coastline has been 
set aside for public use. In marked 
contrast to these photos are a dozen 

in color that depict the coast at its 
beautiful best. 

The exhibit was commissioned by 
Marvin S. Sadik, Director of the Art 
Museum, who believes diat it is the 
business of museum directors to work 
for the preservation of all things 
beautiful, be they made by man or 
nature. In an interview with The 
New York Times he said: "I thought 
it was bloody well time someone 
showed the true picture of what is 
happening to our coastline. By pro- 
viding evidence to refute the bland 
assertions of the promotion man, to 
jar the apathetic citizen, we hope to 
arouse interest in coast preservation 

Several public officials were alarmed 
when news of the exhibit was first 
published. One of them was U.S. 
Sen. Edmund S. Muskie H'57, who 
admitted during a press conference at 
a special preview showing that when 
he first heard of the exhibit he 
thought it would do damage to the 
state's reputation as a vacationland 

After seeing the show, he said, "To 
get a message of this kind home, you 
have to emphasize the worst." He ex- 
pressed the hope that the exhibit 
"builds up public awareness and puts 
some push behind the legislation we 
implemented last year." He also had 
some kind words for the College. 
"The show is continuing in the fine 
tradition of Bowdoin. It is a tremen- 
dous service to the public, and since 
it comes from an academic institu- 
tion, rather than from an organiza- 
tion with an ax to grind, it will carry 
more weight." 

The exhibit received the attention 
of newspapers throughout the state 
and New England, and evoked much 
editorial comment. The Kennebec 
Journal in Augusta published edit- 
orials on two occasions, stating in one, 
"The Bowdoin men who have 
launched the effort deserve the pub- 
lic's commendation and cooperation." 
In the other it said, "It seems to us 
there is no time to lose. Conditions, 
as the Bowdoin exhibit shows, are 

very bad already." Said the Portland 
Press Herald: "The slobs and the 
graceless profit seekers can be, to some 
extent, educated and legislated 
against, and the state must make a 
larger effort to set aside shoreline 
tracts for public enjoyment. The 
prime need is to develop at every 
state level a sense of resolution and 
purpose, and we thank Mr. McKee 
for reminding us that we must." The 
Bangor News urged its readers to 
journey to Brunswick to see the ex- 
hibit. "Calling attention to the spoil- 
age of Maine's scenery and private 
take-over of coastal land," it wrote, 
"is a public service for which the col- 
lege should be congratulated." 

Shortly before the exhibit, which 
was entitled "As Maine Goes," was 
opened, The Brunstoick Record stated 
the hopes of the College in an edit- 
orial: "[The exhibit] will attract 
state-wide attention. ... It will prove 
in a more dramatic fashion than 
words ever could just how man abuses 
his land and water." 

Coastal scene at Machias 

What photographs cannot depict is the stench. 





Nice Guys Finish 3rd 

THE hockey team completed its 
season with an 11-8-1 record. In 
competition against other small col- 
leges, its record was 9-3-1— good 
enough for third place in the Eastern 
College Athletic Conference college 
division standings. 

It has to be considered one of the 
better hockey teams that Bowdoin has 
fielded. It gained the distinction of 
being the first Bowdoin team ever to 
defeat R.P.I. , and it was only the sec- 
ond to defeat a Dartmouth team. 

During the second semester, Bow- 
doin defeated Norwich, 8-2; Williams, 
eventual winner of the college divi- 
sion championship, 3-2; Massachusetts, 
11-2; Connecticut, 12-1; and Colby, 
6-4. It tied Merrimack, 4-4, and lost 
to Northeastern, 7-3, and to New 
Hampshire twice, 5-2 and 5-4. With 
the pressure off but in what was al- 
most an honest game, it and the alum- 
ni tied, 4-4, in a game that does not 
figure in the season's standings. 

Goalie Dick Leger '66, who in 20 
games turned back 610 shots and al- 
lowed 75 goals, was named second 
team all-East and was awarded the 
Hugh Munro Jr. Trophy. 

Perhaps the most exciting games 
were the win over Williams, the tie 
with Merrimack, and the second loss 
to New Hampshire. During the last 
seven minutes, with Bowdoin ahead 
3-2, the Ephmen mounted an offensive 
that Bowdoin staved off only with 
some superb goal-tending by Leger. 
The Merrimack game provided the 

Dew & Watson 
They stood and applauded. 

Leger '66 


kind of excitement that only two well- 
coached, evenly matched teams can. 
Played at full speed from the begin- 
ning, the teams kept up the pace, 
which was interrupted by only three 
penalties, through the last second of 
a ten-minute overtime. For the same 
reasons that Hamlet has proved to be 
more interesting than The Merry 
Wives of Windsor, the second New 
Hampshire game ranks as the most 

It was Bowdoin's final game of the 
season. The Polar Bears were leading 
the college division standings even 
though they had lost to U.N.H. at 
Durham a few nights earlier. Nearly 
every student and a larger than aver- 
age number of alumni turned out. 
The band was there, and it added to 
the spirits of the Bowdoin fans. New 
Hampshire scored when the game 
was a minute old. By 13:20 of the sec- 
ond period it had built up a 4-0 lead. 
Bowdoin switched tactics and began 
shooting from the outside. Barry 
Smith '66 scored at 14:01. A minute, 
39 seconds later it was Co-Capt. Bill 
Allen's turn, and at 19:00 of the sec- 
ond period defenseman Frank Yule 
'66 let fly with a 40-footer that went 
in and bounced out of the nets before 
U.N.H. goalie Colin Clark could re- 
act. Wing Pete Chapman ended Bow- 
doin's scoring at 14:40 of the third 
period after taking a pass from de- 
fenseman Bob Pfeiffer '67. With less 
than two minutes remaining U.N.H. 
forward Joe Bartlett dashed Bow- 
doin's hopes with a well-placed 10- 

foot shot to the far corner of the goal. 
With only one skater worthy of the 
designation, Co-Capt. and all-East 
honorable mention Ed Fitzgerald '66, 
and a better than average goalie, the 
1965/66 Bowdoin team was not over- 
burdened with talent. It was, how- 
ever, a highly coachable group that 
was unsurpassed in physical condition- 
ing or desire. Coach Sid Watson's 
counterparts at other Eastern colleges 
recognized this when they elected him 
the East's Coach of the Year. Dick 
Dew, New England sports editor of 
UPI, which conducted the election, 
presented the award at a forum in the 
Chapel, and Watson received a stand- 
ing ovation. It was the first time in 
anyone's memory that a Chapel au- 
dience stood and applauded instead 
of snapping fingers or indulging in 
the ancient practice of wooding. 

Honors & Elections 

IN addition to Leger and Fitzgerald 
several other athletes received post- 
season awards. The most important 
went to Howie Pease '66, captain of 
the basketball team, who won a $1,000 
National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion Scholarship for post-graduate 

He was one of only five small col- 
lege basketball players in the nation 
to win the award. He is a Dean's List 
student and plans to study medicine 
at Duke University. 

Pease was the leading rebounder 
and second leading scorer on the 
team. He was named to an Eastern 
College Athletic Conference weekly 
all-East team and won the Paul Nixon 
Trophy this year. 

He is the second Bowdoin student 

Pease '66 
Second for Bowdoin. 


to win one of the scholarships, which 
were established two years ago. Steven 
K. Ingram '65 was one of 11 small 
college football players to win one 
of the initial grants. 

Alex Schulten '66, one of the best 
35-pound weight throwers in the na- 
tion, was runner-up to University of 
Maine quarterback John Huard for 
Maine Athlete of the Year. Huard is 
a small college ail-American. Schulten 
is a small college and university all- 
American in the hammer throw. Alex 
also won the Elmer L. Hutchinson 
Track Trophy for the second year in 
a row. 

Shotputter Charlie Hews '68 won 
the Jack Magee Track Trophy for 
the best performance in the interfra- 
ternity meet. 

Among the athletes who set College 
records this season were Skip Smith 
'67 and Dave Pagar '69, who vaulted 
13T'; Andy Seager '66, who high- 

jumped 6' I14"; Pete Stackpole '67, 
who swam the 200-yd. butterfly in 
2:06.4 to finish second in the New 
England Intercollegiate meet and ear- 
lier swam the 100-yd. butterfly in 
:56.2; Mark Ridgeway '67, who swam 
the 50-yd. freestyle in :22.9; diver Jim 
LaBlanc '68; and Frank Sabasteanski 
Jr. '69, who broad-jumped 22'2". 

Captains of next year's teams will 
be Ridgeway and Stackpole, swim- 
ming; Tom Allen '67, indoor track; 
Tim Brooks '67 and Steve Wales '67, 
hockey; Larry Reid '67, basketball; 
John Cary '68, skiing; and Neal Born- 
stein '68, rifle. 


Bowdoin 81 
Wesleyan 74 
Colby 115 
M.I.T. 68 
Bowdoin 68 
Trinity 98 

Varsity Basketball 

Coast Guard 65 
Bowdoin 68 
Bowdoin 58 
Bowdoin 52 
Maine 59 
Bowdoin 89 

Skip Smith '67 
13' 1" is a long way up. 

Springfield 84 

Bowdoin 66 

Bates 87 

Bowdoin 82 

Colby 105 

Bowdoin 99 

Bates 84 

Bowdoin 77 

•Bowdoin 90 

Alumni 39 

•Not in season's record 

Season's record: Won 5, 

Lost 16 

Freshman Basketball 

Bowdoin 95 

Colby 52 

Bowdoin 82 

Exeter 61 

Bowdoin 100 

M.C.I. 71 

Bowdoin 110 

Bates 78 

Bowdoin 91 

Bates 63 

Season's record: Won 8, 

Lost 2 

Freshman ] 


Bowdoin 7 

Exeter 3 

Colby 2 

Bowdoin 1 

Bowdoin 7 

St. Paul's 2 

Bowdoin 9 

Hebron 5 

New Hampshire 5 

Bowdoin 1 

Season's record: Won 6, Lost 5 

Varsity Swimming 
Wesleyan 64 Bowdoin 31 

Williams 60 Bowdoin 35 

Bowdoin 63 M.I.T. 41 

Bowdoin 51 Massachusetts 44 

Amherst 67 Bowdoin 28 

Bowdoin 71 Tufts 23 

Season's record: Won 4, Lost 5 

Bowdoin 51 
Exeter 54 
Bowdoin 62 
M.I.T. 59 
Bowdoin 67 
Season's record: Won 7, Lost 


Portland 44 

Bowdoin 41 

Hebron 33 

Bowdoin 35 

Brunswick 27 


Varsity Track 

Vermont 69 
Massachusetts 78 
Bowdoin 59 
Bates 69 
Bowdoin 57 


Season's record: Won 2, Lost 6 

Bowdoin 53 

Bowdoin 35 

Tufts 53 

Bowdoin 53 

University 56 

Freshman Track 

Bowdoin 68 
Exeter 81 
Tufts 61 
Bowdoin 86 
Bowdoin 82 

Season's record: Won 6, Lost 4 

Vermont 54 
Bowdoin 23 
Bowdoin 52 
Bates 36 
Boston University 29 



Puerto Rico 

Nasson 1210 

Bowdoin 1295 St 

Bowdoin 1276 

M.I.T. 1220 

Bowdoin 1281 

Bowdoin 1281 

Bowdoin 1242 

Bowdoin 1249 

Norwich 1297 

Maine 1299 

Bowdoin won by forfeit 


Season's record: Won 8, Lost 5 













over R.P.I. 


Varsity Baseball 

Villanova 4 
Bowdoin 4 
Bowdoin 5 
Bowdoin 2 
Bowdoin 6 

Bowdoin 2 

Loyola 2 

Baltimore 1 

Upsala 1 


Record through April 1: Won 4, Lost 1 

Varsity Lacrosse 
Hofstra 11 Bowdoin 2 

Stevens 6 Bowdoin 5 

C. W. Post 10 Bowdoin 6 

Adelphi 13 Bowdoin 4 

Record through March 31: Won 0, Lost 4 

What Is a College Library? 

by Richard Harwell 

AN IDEAL college library is a boon never to be 
realized. As long as one book that is needed is not 
in its collections, as long as one librarian is unable 
to answer all the questions of the readers, as long as one 
reader fails to find a comfortable spot in which to read 
when he wants to read, a library is less than perfect. Per- 
fection is hardly to be hoped for; a good library, however, 
is not only to be desired but even to be attained. 

A good college library requires a good building, a good 
staff, good working procedures, few and reasonable rules, 
and good readers. Most of all it requires good collections 
of books. The good library is a communality in which read- 
er and writer meet— meet in the productions of the writer 
so that the reader, too, may become productive. As Nathan- 
iel Hawthorne wrote in a private letter in 1863: 

"A reader, who can fully understand and appreciate 
a work, possesses all the faculties of the writer who pro- 
duces it— except a knack of expression, by which the 
latter is enabled to give definite shape to an idea or 
sentiment which he and his appreciative reader possess 
in common. Thus the advantage on the author's part 
is but a slight one, and the more truth and wisdom he 
writes, the smaller is his individual share of it." 
Or, as Walt Whitman is quoted in the current guide to 
Bowdoin's Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: "Not the book 
needs so much to be the complete thing, but the reader of 
the book does." 

The reader then is the most important constituent of a 
library. But the reader, as a part and function of the 
library, does not exist without books. A library does not 
exist unless its books are organized for the use of the read- 
er. And a good library does not exist unless the organiza- 
tion is a continuing process— in an adequate building and 
by a more than adequate college faculty and library staff. 
I have written elsewhere of a library as a magic triad of 
people, books, and ideas. On a college campus it is more 
directly a quadrangle of building, staff, books, and readers. 
The effect of an adequate, comfortable building for a 
college library is clearly demonstrated by the increased use 

of the Bowdoin College Library since it was moved into its 
new building last September. Daily attendance (by an in- 
and-out count) is averaging more than the College's cur- 
rent enrollment. And the new building has other effects, 
perhaps more important though certainly less measurable. 
The shelving is truly open shelving, not simply open stacks 
—permitting ease of access to the books and inviting the 
reader to a variety of sources. Slanted shelving attractively 
displays more current magazines than most users of the 
Library ever dreamed we had, and the amalgamation of 
old files of bound magazines (formerly in the basement of 
the Chapel) with Bowdoin's more recent periodical hold- 
ings demonstrates better than any description of them the 
great strength of the Library's runs of periodicals. Similar- 
ly, the mere existence of such an attractive area as the 
Harold Lee Berry Special Collections Suite not only shows 
to advantage extensive holdings of rare books and manu- 
scripts but also attests the Library's commitment toward 
collecting these kinds of research materials and properly 
caring for the valuable collections housed there— not stored 
there, but housed there: for use. 

An adequate staff is equally important in providing 
good library service. We are a long way from the days when 
librarians were simply keepers of books. Of course present- 
day librarians are genuinely concerned with the care and 
preservation of books, but they are more concerned with 
their care and preservation for use than just as objects. The 
ideal college library staff is as unattainable as the ideal 
college library. It should be filled with bookish people (but 
not too bookish) , with people who are capable business- 
men and administrators (but whose efficiency never be- 
comes officious), with friendly people (but not over- 
solicitous hoverers), with specialists who can see the total 
picture, with generalists who can understand the imme- 
diate, special problem, and with clerks who are truly 
library assistants, not fonctionnaires. The ideal college li- 
brary staff is made up of scholars just as much as is the 
college's teaching faculty, but scholars who find their satis- 
faction and their prestige as librarians, not as tag-along 


members of the faculty. And it includes, by inference and 
in practice, the ideal faculty members too— those who fully 
and properly relate the library to their teaching and both 
relate it and interpret it to their students. 

The book collections are the most important part of 
a library. Books are truly the essence of the library. They 
are, indeed, the library. But without a building, a staff, 
and readers, without organization, service, and use, they 
cannot function as a library. Many libraries are good be- 
cause good librarians make the most of poor collections, but 
such libraries have little guarantee of continuity in remain- 
ing good. It is the library that has a good book collection— 
a good collection always growing better— that stands the 
best chance of continuing to be a good library despite sea- 
sons of inadequate support or periods of uninspired ad- 
ministration, and that stands the best chance of attracting 
good librarians to its staff. 

OlZE is a function and measure of the university library. 
Size alone, however, is obviously not the best criterion by 
which to judge any library. A library such as the Henry E. 
Huntington Library with its great specialized collections of 
literature and history; the Folger Library with its Shakes- 
peareana and seventeenth-century materials; the Library 
of the Boston Athenaeum with its Adams, Washington, and 
Confederate collections; the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety; the National Library of Medicine; and the Linda 
Hall Library with its outstanding collections in science 
suffer by comparison with none. Yet many university li- 
braries are far larger than any of these. These specialized 
libraries are great because they have limited their aims to 
areas in which limited greatness can serve a better pur- 
pose than can a larger mediocrity. There are great univer- 
sity libraries too, and many more large university libraries; 
but only when size is combined with pervading quality is 
a university library truly great. Not only do they have both 
size and quality, but individual special collections at Har- 
vard, Yale, Illinois, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Virginia, 
Texas, UCLA, or Berkeley could well stand separately as 
fine special libraries. By its nature, a good university li- 
brary finds it impossible to limit its size. To a true scholar 
the third-rate, the fifth-rate, the ephemeral, the inconse- 
quential in his subject field are of real importance. Knowl- 
edge of his whole field is an absolute necessity. 

A college library is different. Here selection is the meas- 
ure. College librarians must work toward well-organized 
live collections. Size is a snare and delusion. Accrediting 
agencies are partly at fault in substituting size for quality 
in assessing a library. Catherers of statistics are partly at 
fault, for statistics cannot measure quality; but a library 
has size, and size can be measured. If only we could deter- 
mine what size a college library should be, that measure 
might become considerably more meaningful than it is. But 
let us not try to determine an ideal size. A college library 
should be as large as it needs to be, as large as its use de- 
mands, as large as its parent institution can support. 

Certainly a college worth its salt should have a larger 
library than any minimum required for accreditation. In 
the last twenty years the concept of the undergraduate li- 
brary has been put into practice on a number of university 
campuses and has been imitated by equally as many new 
colleges. This approach considers that the optimal size of a 

college library is from 50,000 to 70,000 titles (70,000 to 
100,000 volumes) and that wise selection balanced by wise 
weeding can maintain the library indefinitely at that size. 
This approach has been advocated principally by the li- 
brarians of large universities who do not necessarily realize 
the difference between the undergraduate college, or col- 
leges, of a university and the independent, self-sufficient 
liberal arts college. It may work well (or at least economic- 
ally) in a university situation; but it works in part because 
the students have the larger collections of a university li- 
brary close at hand, in part because a university can spare 
staff from other duties to accomplish the necessary weeding 
of the undergraduate collection, and in part because this 
weeding is not elimination of titles from the total collec- 
tion of the institution but merely a transfer in the location 
of them. 

A college library is an entity that a university library 
can never be. This is especially true in a liberal arts college. 
If a librarian be (as he should be) committed to the pre- 
cept of teaching with books he can hardly with full honesty 
oppose book collections where they are needed within the 
physical areas assigned by the college for departmental use. 
He can hope, however, that such collections can generally 
be limited to volumes needed for direct and frequent use, 
that they be laboratory collections, whether for the sciences 
or for certain of the humanities. The world of knowledge 
is still one world, and the words of Andreas Vesalius in his 
preface to De Fabrica Humani Corporis are as true in 1966 
as when they were first published in 1543: 

"Whenever various obstacles stand seriously in the 
way of the study of the arts and sciences and keep them 
from being learned accurately and applied advanta- 
geously in practice, Charles, Most Clement Caesar, I 
think a great deal of damage is done. I think also that 
great harm is caused by too wide a separation of the 
disciplines which work toward the perfection of each 
individual art, and much more by the meticulous dis- 
tribution of the practices of this art to different work- 
ers. The result is that men who have set the art before 
themselves as a goal, take up one part only. They leave 
aside things which point toward, and are inseparable 
from, that end; and, as a result, they never accomplish 
anything outstanding. They never attain their proposed 
goal, but constantly fall short of the true essence of the 


OWDOIN is committed to a different sort of library 
from that of a university. It is committed, and committed 
strongly, to a superior college library. By inheritance, by 
usage, by the present interests of both faculty and students, 
by every indication of the future of the College we more 
and more have a research library. It Bowdoin's library is 
small in comparison to the fifty largest university libraries, 
it is large (though not largest) among the fifty largest col- 
lege libraries and stands favorably among those of the col- 
leges with whom we are most likely to compare ourselves. 
Further, it compares with other college libraries even more 
favorably in quality than in size. It is no Harvard nor 
Texas, but Harvard's library expenditures for 1964/65 were 
more than 150 percent of Bowcloin College's total expendi- 
tures, and the budget for books, periodicals, and binding at 
Texas in that same year was well over the total budget for 


the College. What can be done with size or with money at 
a large library must be clone at Bowdoin in other ways— 
by making the library comfortable and easily used by stu- 
dents, by constant attention to selection as opposed to 
accumulation, by the vigilance necessary to build quality. 
Both among its peers and in relation to many of its 
more gigantic brothers Bowdoin stands in a peculiar posi- 
tion, a position enviable in some ways, exceptionally de- 
manding in others. As with a relatively small group of 
other well-respected colleges, its location denies it the bene- 
fits of large neighbor libraries. Thorough library coopera- 
tion, therefore, while not beyond the possibilities of devel- 
oping techniques, is not presently practicable. To maintain 
the collections demanded by the standards of the College, 
the judgment of the library staff, the needs of a research- 
minded faculty, and a student body ever more sophisticated 
in its wants and demands, a college of this sort is inevitably 
committed to a kind of research library. It cannot be a 
university library in coverage, but to satisfy the needs of 
the College it must very nearly be a university library in 
areas covered by its curriculum. A college must make the 
decision whether its library will be a service providing 
books in courses to undergraduates or fully a part of its 
academic resources. 

IT OR Bowdoin, this decision was made long ago. Almost 
coeval with the founding of Bowdoin was the founding of 
its library. The gift of the library of James Bowdoin III 
shortly followed by the gift of the books of Maine's dis- 
tinguished Vaughan family soon made the College's library 
one of the most extensive in America. In the 170 years since 
General Henry Knox gave the Bowdoin College Library 
its first set of books, the Library has sometimes prospered 
and occasionally languished. Never has it ceased to grow, 
but it has too often grown more by accumulation than by 
acquisition, more by whim than by selection. Nor is this all 
to the bad. The accumulation of books by a nineteenth- 
century alumnus, the purchases made at the whim of some 
long-gone professor have been the nuclei of some of the 
collections of which we are most proud. It is axiomatic 
that a library build on strength, and as strength has been 
given the library, or purchased for it, new commitments for 
continuing strength have been made. 

Bowdoin's very isolation demanded from the beginning 
that it have a strong library. Therefore Bowdoin's holdings 
of periodical files, of the publications of major learned so- 
cieties, and of the books basic to its curriculum are sur- 
prisingly good. Therefore, too, because there was no close 
university library on which to fix the responsibility for the 
collection of local materials, Bowdoin's collection of books 
on Maine and its collections of manuscripts relating to 
alumni of the College and to the state and region are far 
and away better than can ordinarily be expected in a col- 
lege of this size. 

We have shifted from writing about what is a college 
library to writing about what the Bowdoin College Library 
is. No one can be less sorry or less apologetic for having 
done so than the Bowdoin College Librarian, for to him 
"a college library" quite rightfully is "the Bowdoin College 
Library." And the Bowdoin College Librarian can write 
both of the past of the College Library and of the present 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library with pride. 

Of the future he can write only in awe. Since 1961 book 
acquisitions by the Library have increased by nearly two- 
and-a-half times. Subscriptions to periodicals have grown 
from less than 800 to over 1,250. Staff has been enlarged 
from six to twenty-two. The College has built a new li- 
brary building. We have undertaken a recataloging project 
that still has a long way to go before completion. Though 
the expense of all of this is enormous, the worth is enor- 
mous too. A library that stands still is a dead library, and 
a library that does not try to meet the needs of its college's 
faculty and students (perhaps they should be too great ever 
to be fully met) is doing worse than standing still; it is 
going backward. At whatever the cost, a good college li- 
brary is more than worth good financial support. 

We started writing of a library as a quadrangle of 
building, staff, books, and readers. It remains to fill out 
that quadrangle by a word about the Bowdoin College Li- 
brary's readers. All that need be said here is that Bowdoin 
students (and faculty) make up the most frustrating, de- 
manding, provocative, and satisfying— above all, satisfy- 
ing—group of readers a librarian anywhere could want. 

Alumni are readers too. And more; many of Bowdoin's 
alumni are endowers of its new Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library, either directly as donors to its book funds or in- 
directly as contributors to the College's recent capital cam- 
paign. To each of them I can transmit as figuratively their 
own one of my favorite passages about a library from one 
of my favorite books. In her magnificent literary re-creation 
of Roman times, Memoirs of Hadrian, Miss Marguerite 
Yourcenar has the great Roman emperor write of a library 
he frequented while visiting friends in Athens: 

"Their house was only a few steps from the new 
library with which I had just endowed Athens, and 
which offered every aid to meditation, or to repose 
which must precede it: comfortable chairs and adequate 
heating for winters which are often so sharp; stairways 
giving ready access to the galleries where books are 
kept; a luxury of alabaster and gold, quiet and subdued. 
Particular attention had been paid to the choice of 
lamps, and to their placing. I felt more and more the 
need to gather together and conserve our ancient books, 
and to entrust the making of new copies to conscien- 
tious scribes. . . . Each man fortunate enough to benefit 
in some degree from this legacy of culture seemed to 
me responsible for protecting it and holding it in trust 
for the human race." 

Richard Harwell has been 
Bowdoin's librarian since 
1961. A native of Washing- 
ton, Ga., he holds degrees 
from Emory University. He 
is the author of several 
books and was the editor 
of Lee, an abridgement of 
Douglas Southall Freeman's 
biography of the famous 
Confederate general. He 
has also written articles for 
The Saturday Evening Post, 
The New Yorker, and The 
Saturday Review. 


A Place for Books and People 

ABOVE ONE of the entrances to Hubbard Hall, which housed Bowdoin's library from 1903 until last fall, is the in- 
scription, "To preserve for posterity the wealth of the wise." The preservation of knowledge is an important function of 
a library, but at Bowdoin the proper organization of accumulated knowledge and the proper environment for its utiliza- 
tion by students are equally important. To these ends the College constructed at a cost of $2.2 million the Nathaniel 
Hawthorne-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Library, a library that meets the needs of today's students and hopefully 
anticipates the needs of future generations. The three story building houses nearly 320,000 volumes and accommodates 
538 readers. When the entire building is converted to library use (some 20,000 of its 86,500 sq. ft. are occupied by ad- 
ministrative offices of the College) , its capacities will be 560,000 volumes and 727 readers. In addition there is space for 
200,000 volumes in the stack area of Hubbard Hall and 20,000 volumes in departmental libraries. With the exception 
of rare manuscripts and books, which are in the Harold Lee Berry Suite on the third floor, all materials are stored on 
open shelves and are easily accessible to students. The building was designed by Steinmann and Cain, and Keyes D. Met- 
calf, retired librarian of Harvard College, was the general consultant. He has been a building consultant to more dian 
250 libraries on six continents and is regarded to be the world's foremost authority on the functional design of libraries. 
With their help Bowdoin has a library that is truly a place for books and people. 


Photographs by David Wilkinson '67 



rustee John C. Pickard '22, 
Chairman of the Governing Boards' 
Committee on the Library, has 
written, "A college library is not 
a mass of expensive bricks and 
mortar set down in the middle 
of a campus. The library is an 
integral and important, perhaps 
the most important, part of 
the educational facilities. It is here 
that the formal education provided 
by the faculty, and the self-education 
from the reading and research of 
the student meet. From this fusion 
can come the complete education 
expected from the graduate of the 
liberal arts college. The basic 
aim in planning the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library has been to make 
this melding of the formal and 
the personal training as easy, 
natural, and productive as possible." 


he books collected by Governor 
James Bowdoin (above) stand 
in sharp contrast to the paper- 
backs found in the informal reading 
room on the second floor (right). 
Intended as recreational reading, 
the paperbacks are not catalogued 
and may be borrowed at will. 
Undergraduates are encouraged to 
add to the collection. 



early everywhere one goes in 
the library he finds books— and 
students. Undergraduates are 
encouraged to study there as well 
is to use its resources, and for 
this reason the building is open 
from 8:30 a.m. to midnight 
Mondays through Saturdays and from 
1 p.m. to midnight on Sundays 
when the College is in session. 
In addition to offering a variety 
of locations for reading and 
studying, there are two typing 
woms and three rooms for listening 
\o records and tape recordings. 
There are 29 private studies for 
use by the faculty, and seniors 
may reserve a carrel if they are 
engaged in a special assignment. 



ne of the times when the library is least frequented by students is the early afternoon, when many are in science 
laboratories. It was at this time that an undergraduate had the Melville W. Fuller Reading Bay entirely to himself. 


by Robert L. Volz 

WHEX THE College dedicated the Library as a memorial 
to Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Long- 
fellow on February 26, 1966, it exhibited some of the 
books, correspondence, and documents by and about these 
two members of the Class of 1825. 

The exhibit contained new materials gathered from 
the College's collections or borrowed from collectors and 
other libraries. It also contained previously known items 
that had never been fully studied. As a result, Librarian 
Richard B. Harwell's 79-page catalog, Hawthorne and 
Longfellow: A Guide to an Exhibit, should be useful to 
scholars and others interested in the lives of these two men. 

Copies of the Guide can be purchased from the Library 
at $2.50 each. A free pamphlet describing the Library 
will be sent to any alumnus or friend requesting it. 

Considering that Hawthorne and Longfellow attended 
Bowdoin, it was not surprising that there were in the col- 
lections of the College items not previously shown, de- 
scribed, or printed. Lawrence Thompson in his Young 
Longfellow records a trip made to Brunswick by the pros- 
pective collegian in May, 1821. Among the Gorham D. 
Abbot manuscripts was a letter by the precocious 14-year- 
old telling of his trip. It is a remarkably direct and well 
constructed letter that reveals the young man's personal 
charm— a quality lost in the adulation and in the white- 
bearded portraits of later years. This letter is printed in 
the Guide, as is one from Stephen Longfellow to Professor 
Parker Cleaveland suggesting that they trade children. 
Steven Jr. and Henry, their father thought, were "rather 
too young to encounter the temptations of college life." 
Could they live with Professor Cleaveland and his wife 
while they attended Bowdoin? In return the professor's 
sons could live with the Longfellow family in Portland 
should he wish to have them attend Mr. Cushman's 

Other new items in the exhibit included Trustee Wil- 
liam Preble's strongly worded letter to Reuel Williams 
supporting professor-to-be Longfellow in the controversy 
aroused by his Unitarian ism; the poet's manuscript of the 
seven page bibliography he submitted to Edward Abbott 
for the Longfellow issue of Literary World; and a unique 

binding in soft blue cloth of his last book, Ultima Thule. 

Horatio Bridge's Personal Recollections of Nathaniel 
Hawthorne quotes many letters of Hawthorne to Bridge. 
Paraphrasing may be a better word to use, for the original 
correspondence, among the most detailed and intimate 
groups of Hawthorne letters in existence and given to Bow- 
doin by Miss Marian B. Maurice between 1948 and 1950, 
reveals that the printed versions were incomplete in some 
cases and were revised in others. Because the letters have 
never been published in full, it is difficult to estimate what 
their eventual publication will mean to Hawthorne schol- 
arship, but surely only Randall Stewart's restoration ac- 
cording to manuscript sources of the original text of The 
American Notebooks, which were so boldly red-pencilled 
by Sophia Hawthorne for their first printing, could be 
more important. The letters published in Mr. Harwell's 
Guide ought to interest the student or scholar, for they 
indicate the breadth and depth of the correspondence and 
the character revealed in it. 

Although Hawthorne and Longfellow were not close 
friends at Bowdoin, their relationship in later life was 
deeper than many believed. It was Longfellow who brought 
Twice-Told Tales to the attention of the nation's literary 
audience with his favorable fifteen page review in the July, 
1837, issue of The North American Review, one of the 
great literary magazines of the period. Hawthorne's charm- 
ing reply is printed in the Guide, and it hints that a col- 
lege acquaintanceship was about to become an adult friend- 
ship. And he returned the favor, more modestly perhaps, 
ten years later by praising Evangeline in a lengthy news- 
paper review. 

Other still-preserved letters tell of their relations: din- 
ners and evenings together, an unsuccessful attempt by 
Hawthorne to lure Longfellow from the ivory tower of his 
Harvard professorship to collaborate in writing a children's 
series, comments of personal and public praise of each 
other's work, and very importantly the transmission of the 
story of Evangeline from the novelist to the poet. C. E. 
Frazer Clark Jr. of Detroit wrote an account of this, which 
the College published as a keepsake of the dedication. 

Quite naturally, the exhibit placed special emphasis on 
events relating to the College. The commencement of 1875, 
when Longfellow returned to the campus to whisper his 
"Morituri Salutamus" from a simple platform near a stand 
of pines, is an example. But few know that he declined to 
be the poet of the 1852 semi-centennial celebration. Haw- 
thorne had likewise begged leave of delivering a piece. 
Their letters to Professor Packard said they were too busy. 

Longfellow's pioneering textbooks in French, Spanish, 
and Italian, ten in number and prepared while he was 
Bowdoin's first professor of modern languages; a manu- 
script copy by Horatio Bridge of Hawthorne's "Moon- 
light," which Hawthorne recited one night while standing 
with his classmate on a footbridge over the Androscoggin 
River; and much more were shown and described in the 
exhibit— not, it is hoped, to the exclusion of anything im- 
portant in documenting their lives and work. 

Robert L. Volz joined the libraiy staff last June as 
special collections librarian after having been the assistant 
curator of the rare book room at Northwestern University 
for two years. A graduate of Marquette, he was awarded an 
M.A. in library science by Wisconsin in 1963. 


Some Problems Confronting 
Our Nation's Libraries 

by David H. Clift 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE can be very proud of its new 
Nathaniel Hawthorne-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
Library. It is beautiful (which is to be desired); it 
has been planned for efficient operation (which is econom- 
ical). The building, however, is not the library. The library 
is inside, and its collections and services and personnel 
will increasingly provide the heart and center for the work 
of the College. 

When an institution or a community undertakes to 
build a library or to replace an old building with a new 
one, the institution or community does not today limit its 
planning to physical design. Full attention is given to the 
purpose which the library is to serve and the relation to 
its particular clientele. This often helps determine the form 
of the structure. Most important, such planning helps set 
in order the course that the library will pursue in the years 
ahead. At Bowdoin, you looked ahead in your symposium 
of 1963 on the place of the research library in a liberal arts 

It is no longer desirable, if indeed it ever were desirable 
or realistic, to plan a library that would be totally sufficient 
for its particular community. To do so is to plan the im- 
possible in terms of cost, of space, and of books. Even if 
it were possible, it would be unnecessary and unwise be- 
cause the demands that rest upon the library today are in- 
creasing beyond the capabilities of a single community or 
institution and are leading more and more to a recognition 
of the interdependence of the country's total library re- 


Because of this increasing interdependence, it is appro- 
priate to examine the nation's overall library situation in 
the light of recent developments and increasing respon- 
sibilities. One is tempted to go historical in such an exam- 
ination, for it is interesting to dwell upon the advances in 
library service in the United States from, say, 1876, when 
the first substantial account of this country's total library 
service appeared. This account was a tidy volume of 1,187 
pages and an appendix of 85 pages. It was titled Public Li- 
braries in the United States of America: Their History, 
Condition, and Management. The title is misleading, for 
the various authors covered college libraries (including an 

account by Alpheus S. Packard of the Bowdoin College Li- 
brary) and all types of libraries as they then existed. It even 
devoted a few pages to the libraries of Canada, Mexico, 
Brazil, and Japan. 

A historical examination would, however, lead to what 
most of us already know, or at least suspect: (1) The coun- 
try's total library service has moved ahead steadily, but re- 
mains inadequate to the total needs. (2) This country has 
led the world in library development, but along with the 
best we have some of the poorest library service in the 
world. (3) This country has always been determined to 
have libraries and equally determined to have libraries 
thrive on a starvation diet. (4) An uncomfortable number 
of libraries are still unable to provide even a minimum 
collection of books. (5) We are in danger of losing the 
race to the printing press and the newer means of produc- 
ing books and other materials. (6) We look hopefully, as 
some did in 1876, to a technological rescue. (7) We feel 
encouraged by the kind and quality of attention, unheard 
of a short time ago, that libraries are now receiving. 

The future development of library service does not lend 
itself to blueprint anymore than does education, of which 
library service is an integral part. Nor does it, thank good- 
ness, lend itself to conformity. Nothing could be more 
stultifying than a common pattern for the development of 
college libraries, public libraries, and school libraries be- 
cause each community, academic or otherwise, has its own 
needs and its own characteristics. 

X. HERE ARE, however, a few common factors that will 
influence library development immediately and in the next 
few years. The long standing overall inadequacy of our 
libraries has been a matter of concern to many— including 
college and university officers, public officials, federal, state 
and local governments, philanthropists and foundations, li- 
brarians, and, not the least of all, those who use and de- 
pend on libraries. A considerable portion of these are now 
giving generously of their thought and time to the develop- 
ment of libraries as a national resource. They are looking 
at the growing number of students in schools and colleges, 


at the large number of persons who have no local library 
service, and at libraries as supporters of research. 

The searching and the questioning goes to old areas 
and it goes to new areas. 

A very old area— and when was it not with us?— is 
monev. A first effort at a national inventory of library needs 
expressed in dollar terms was completed in 1965 by the 
American Library Association with the aid of the U.S. 
Office of Education. This inventory indicated that it would 
cost almost S4 billion to bring libraries of all types through- 
out the country up to reasonable, but minimal, standards. 
Very clearly, that kind of a bill is not going to be met very 
soon. "What is needed is some kind of acceptable formula 
that apportions the necessary and agreed upon costs among 
federal, state, local, and private sources. 

The Congress has taken the lead in what has been 
termed "the boldest sequence of acts for education in the 
nation's history." A number of those acts provide financial 
assistance that will improve all types of libraries and help 
those libraries meet the needs of readers. The funds which 
are available under this legislation require, in many cases, 
matching funds from the states, from local areas, and from 
institutions. Experience so far shows a willingness and a 
capability to more than match these funds. 

It is good that this federal assistance is being provided 
as a national policy for it is just not conceivable, given the 
great gaps in library service and the long standing una- 
vailability of sufficient local funds, that libraries would 
otherwise find the financial assistance necessary to their 


OWEVER essential and inescapable is the need for 
realistic financing of our libraries, it would be wrong to 
conclude that these funds, from whatever source they come, 
present the one full solution. Extensive national planning, 
including full cooperation among libraries of all types and 
levels, is just as essential; and a full return on the nation's 
growing investment in libraries will not be fully realized 
without this planning and cooperation. 

Cooperation among libraries is traditional and limited. 
Libraries have shared resources through a variety of means 
and devices: interlibrary lending, development of the micro 
technique, union catalogues, union lists of serials, coopera- 
tive acquisitions, common storage centers, etc. 

Cooperation of this nature has come about because it 
has been impossible to achieve local self-sufficiency. The 
sharing of resources has been a means by which libraries 
shared a common burden, to put it one way— or passed the 
buck, to put it another way. The better libraries have been 
willing to share their resources; the' poorer libraries have 
been glad to achieve this partial escape from their poverty. 
The principle of self-sufficiency ignores long-range econo- 
mies and is neither a good principle nor an attainable one. 
Jt is a carryover from the horse and buggy days and is as 
out of place today as a horse and buggy on the Massachu- 
setts Turnpike. 

An extension of older cooperative efforts is a possible 
solution of much promise. Do we not need the develop- 
ment of a national complex of library systems involving 
assigned cooperative responsibilities on the part of our 
great federal libraries and of our local libraries, including 
school, public, college, and university? 

There is, further, the matter of manpower. There is a 
grave and growing shortage of librarians. It is estimated 
that about 100,000 additional librarians will be needed to 
staff our libraries if these are to attain even minimum stan- 
dards of operation. There are some highly relevant ques- 
tions here: Could this number be reduced through more 
realistic assignment of duties and responsibilities? Are we 
misusing our existing librarians? Second, what kind of edu- 
cation and training is really required for those who work 
in libraries? Do we need more levels of education than exist 
at present? 

J? INALLY, I come to the very new field of die applica- 
tion of technology to library service and to the service of 
library users. The December, 1965, Public Automation 
points out: 

'As the stockpile of information multiplies geomet- 
rically and exponentially, the searcher finds it harder 
and harder to ferret out relevant data. . . . Last year 
more than 35,000 journals from around the world piled 
on three million more articles; U.S. publishers added 
over 25,000 books. . . . These oceans of information, 
unless harnessed and controlled, can drown rather than 
enlighten the seeker." 

Computers and related hardware are already helping in 
certain routine library operations. Much is being investi- 
gated and attempted in the areas of bibliographical control 
and the storage and retrieval of information through the 
Council on Library Resources, the Library of Congress, the 
National Science Foundation, the National Library of 
Medicine, the Federal Council for Science and Technology, 
and private organizations. All indications are that tech- 
nology will increasingly come to the aid of the seeker of 
information and the library. 

All these matters— and many others— are very much in 
the thinking of those who rely upon the library and those 
who have management responsibilities. Difficult as the 
problems are, the prospects for solution are better than 
ever before because the concern is so widespread and so 
many efforts are involved. The search for solutions is ex- 
citing for the goals are so very much in the interests of 
a better informed and better educated people. We must 
be prepared, in moving the solutions ahead, to afford much 
in terms of thinking and money. We can hardly afford to 
do otherwise without crippling effects on many of our na- 
tional objectives and goals. 

David H. Clift lias been 
executive director of the 
American Library Associa- 
tion since 1951. He is a 
member of the advisory 
committee for the library 
services program of the U.S. 
Office of Education and a 
member of the Natiofjal 
Liaison Committee for the 
Library of Congress. This 
article is based on a talk he 
gave at the dedication of 
the Haivthorne-Longfellow 


Talk of the Alumni 

Salary Report 

AT the fall meeting of the Alum- 
ni Council, alumnus members 
of the Committee on Alumni- 
Undergraduate Liaison became con- 
cerned when their student counter- 
parts asserted that the College was not 
meeting the competition in the area 
of faculty salaries. Chairman Roscoe 
C. Ingalls Jr. '43 promised to investi- 
gate and to make a report at the mid- 
winter meeting, Feb. 17-19. 

Ingalls met with representatives of 
the Bowdoin Chapter of the American 
Association of University Professors 
(aaup) and with at least one trustee 
of the College, studied the aaup's 
summer 1965 report, and sent off 
queries to Amherst, Williams, Wes- 
leyan, and Trinity. He submitted a 
written report to the Council. In it he 
covered such topics as endowment, 
alumni fund-annual giving, tuition 
schedules, total income for the year 
ending June 30, 1965, and salary 

According to the best information 
he could obtain, Bowdoin (whose en- 
dowment had a market value of $32.5 
million at the time he compiled his 
data) ranked behind such wealthy 
colleges as Wesleyan ($120 million) 
and Amherst ($75 million) , only 
slightly behind Williams ($52 mil- 
lion) , but ahead of Trinity ($26 mil- 
lion) in faculty salary averages. Based 
on unofficial figures compiled by the 
aaup, Bowdoin received grades of "B" 
for its average and minimum wage 
scales. The grades on the aaup's scale 
range from "AA" down to "F." Other 
colleges with the same grades as Bow- 
doin included Hamilton, Colby, Ober- 
lin, Smith, Tufts, and Vassar. 

Ingalls reported that the Governing 
Boards had approved salary increases 
amounting to $104,000 for 1966/67 
and that these increases would 
strengthen the pay scale in all areas 
but especially in the lower ranks. 

Among the conclusions in his re- 
port: "There is a relationship be- 
tween the availability of funds and 

salary increases. Bowdoin's position 
although not at the top is still com- 
paratively good. We are pleased to 
report that there is a continuing con- 
cern expressed by members of the 
Governing Boards and that through 
constant review there can be expected 
revisions to keep Bowdoin College 

Time to Consolidate 

PRESIDENT Coles arose from a 
sick bed to address the Alumni 
Council at its final luncheon. He em- 

President Coles 

Some problems are welcome. 

phasized that this was the time for 
Bowdoin to consolidate the gains of 
the Capital Campaign. 

He touched on some problems. A 
highly talented faculty is comprised 
of teachers who are sought by other 
schools. Keeping them at Bowdoin is 
a challenge, he said. At least a dozen 
"men we want to keep" have been 
approached by other institutions this 
year. Another "welcome" problem was 
the almost continuous revision of the 
curriculum to meet the needs of stu- 
dents who are better prepared in high 
school than ever before. 

Not so welcome were the lack of 
a full-time professional counselor and 
the lack of coaches for squash racquets 
and wrestling now that the College 
has adequate facilities for these sports. 

More important, he thought, were the 
problems of the affluent society, prob- 
lems that "steal on the moral and 
ethical values of life" and that must 
be confronted by the College as it 
educates its students. 

Looking ahead, he said that the 
College would need an additional 
$15-$20 million in capital funds by 
1973/74 if it is to keep pace in higher 

Now We Are 49 

THE Alumni Council recognized 
Bowdoin's 48th and 49th alumni 
clubs at its mid-winter meeting. 

The 48th is the Bowdoin Club of 
Hawaii. David S. Coleman '54 is the 
convener and Alumni Council repre- 

The 49th club is a publicist's de- 
light. Named the Minuteman Bow- 
doin Club and centered in Concord, 
Mass., it has elected (who else?) Paul 
Revere Jr. '53 as its president. Revere 
is, by the way, a descendant of the 
famed patriot. Other officers are Jack 
W. Swenson '55, vice president; Farn- 
ham W. Damon '53, secretary-treasur- 
er; Robert S. Shepherd '43, Alumni 
Council member; and Frederick H. 
Bubier '43, Preston B. Keith '54, 
Charles C. Ladd Jr. '54 and John A. 
S. McGlennon '57, directors. Forty- 
five attended the first meeting. 

Career Conference 

MORE than 40 alumni returned 
to the campus to participate in 
the fifth annual Campus Career Con- 
ference on Feb. 20-21. 

The alumni, all prominent in their 
fields of endeavor, gave interested un- 
dergraduates the combined total of 
untold years of experience as they 
acquainted the students with the op- 
portunities in law, medicine, educa- 
tion, finance, military service, govern- 
ment service, communications, mar- 
keting, and scientific research. 

The conference was arranged by 
George T. Davidson Jr. '38, president 


Smith & Langbein 
Soldiers aren't different. 

of the Alumni Council; Robert C. 
Porter '32, chairman of the Council's 
Placement Committee; and Samuel A. 
Ladd Jr. '29, director of Bowdoin's 
Placement Bureau. 

Moderators of the panels were Air 
Force Maj. Gen. Robert N. Smith '38, 
military service; Edward H. Morse 
'33, marketing; Dr. John F. Reed '37, 
medicine; F. Erwin Cousins '24, com- 
munications; William F. Hoffmann 
'54, scientific research; James M. Faw- 
cett '58, finance; and Richard A. Wi- 
ley '49, law. 

Between 250 and 300 undergradu- 
ates attended one or more of the 

Disparate as the panels were, there 
was a common theme stressed 
throughout them: the need for a lib- 

eral arts education. Said Dr. Leonard 
W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, director of the 
Children's Hospital Medical Center 
in Boston, to some 60 pre-med stu- 
dents: "You don't have to major in 
science to become a doctor. We ask 
only that you do well in whatever you 
major in. Above all, stay out of hos- 
pitals during college. Go out and get 
a job working for the railroad or a 
contractor— any place where you get 
to know people from an environment 
different from yours." Said Wiley fol- 
lowing the panels: "It's amazing how 
we all seemed to stress the same thing. 
Get a liberal education and learn 
about human values now. Specialize 
after college." Added Capt. Edward E. 
Langbein Jr. '57, winner of the Purple 
Heart in Vietnam and soon to return 
for a second tour: "What I most 
hoped to accomplish was to leave with 
the students the assurance that a sol- 
dier is not a different breed of in- 
dividual, filled with ideas that are 
miles away from their own." 

Translators Wanted 

BENJAMIN P. Coe '52, executive 
director of Volunteers for Inter- 
national Technical Assistance, has a 
postscript to add to his article in the 
January Alumnus. As a result of an 
article about vita in several foreign 
editions of The Reader's Digest (it 
appeared in English in the October 
issue), vita needs translators to 
handle its increased foreign corres- 
pondence. Needed most are Spanish 

Cronkhite & medical panel 
Above all, stay out of hospitals. 

Commander Olds '46 
A first? 

and Portuguese linguists. Interested 
alumni should write to Coe at 230 
State St., Schenectady, N.Y. 12305. 

Banner at the Pole 

THANKS to Cmdr. Corwin A. Olds 
'46, a Bowdoin banner has flown 
at the South Pole. Olds, on his third 
trip to the coldest spot in the world 
in as many years, flew the banner at 
the geographic South Pole on Dec. 4. 
As near as can be determined, this 
was the first time that a Bowdoin flag 
was flown at the Pole, although it is 
believed that one accompanied Ad- 
miral Byrd when he flew over the pole 
during his second expedition to Little 
America, in 1935-36. 

A Memorial to Mike 

THE Zuckert family, Owen '54, 
Donald '56 and their mother, 
Mrs. Doris M. Zuckert, has set up a 
book fund in memory of Miguel E. 
de la Fe '54. 

Mike, a native of Cuba, was a Phi 
Beta Kappa and magna cum laude 
graduate. He died last October as a 
result of an automobile accident in 
Santurce, Puerto Rico, where he was 
employed by I.B.M. 

Alumni and friends of the College 
may contribute to the book fund 
through the Alumni Fund. 



'24, Percy S. Ridlon '18, Richard W. Sharp 
'37, Frank P. Donnelly '21, and Niles W. 
von Wettberg '36, members of the Club who 
had died during the past year. 



Fifteen alumni and their ladies attended 
a dinner meeting on Feb. 23. There was a 
social hour in the Alumni House, a tour of 
the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, and 
then a dinner in the Senior Center. Follow- 
ing dinner some attended the Bates-Bow- 
doin basketball game while others heard 
Prof. Elliott Schwartz outline some of the 
recent activities of the Music Department. 
Special guests were Dean and Mrs. A. LeRoy 
Greason and Prof, and Mrs. Paul Hazel- 
ton '42. 

Abeut 10 members attended a luncheon 
meeting at Steckino's Restaurant on March 
8. Prof. Roger Howell '58 of the History 
Department was the guest speaker. He told 
of recent changes in the curriculum. 


Some 30 alumni attended the Club's Feb. 
8 meeting, at which Prof. Roger Howell '58 
of the History Department was the speaker, 
l'rof. Howell outlined some of the changes 
that have taken place in the history cur- 
riculum at the College. 


Secretary Harold Fish '25 reports that 
the Club held a ladies' night on Dec. 30 
at the Chicago Yacht Club. Alumni and 
their ladies gathered for social hour and 
smorgasbord. The only item of business 
was the election of a new president, Dave 
Bird '56, to succeed the retiring president, 
Geof Houghton '53. 


President Coles was the principal speaker 
at the Club's 97th annual dinner at the 
Princeton Club on Feb. 4. Elected for the 
coming year were Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43, 
president; Robert C. Porter '34, Donald F. 
Barnes '35, John V. Shute '36, H. Leighton 
Nash Jr. '38, Charles T. Ireland Jr. '42, and 
Raymond S. Troubh '50, vice presidents; 
Harold M. Sewall '51, secretary; Gordon F. 
Linke '50, treasurer; and Dexter Foss '45, 
Alumni Council representative. 

During the meeting, members stood in 
silence for a moment in the memory of 
George E. Greeley '17, Marshall W. Hurlin 
'18, John A. Marsh '28, Thornton C. Land 

A surprise presentation was made by H. Davidson Osgood '53 (left) on behalf of the 
Portland Players and Portland Alumni Club to George H. Quinby '23 (center) on Feb. 
18, when the Masque and Gown presented "Long Day's Journey into Night" in Portland. 
The silver tray was given in anticipation of Pat's retirement as Director of Dramatics on 
July 1. Herbert Ross Brown H'63 was master of ceremonies. Said he of Pat, whose 
career as Director of Dramatics spans 31 years: "His warm association with hundreds of 
undergraduates in every college generation; his solicitous interest in their later careers; 
his regard for the veriest candle-snuffer as well as for the gifted few who played leading 
roles; his inflexible professional standards tempered with patience; his genius for friend- 
ship, heightened by his gift of making everybody feel indispensable in every production — 
these are qualities more easily felt than described." Pat will continue to teach English. 

Some 75 alumni and their ladies and 
guests attended the winter dinner meeting 
of the Club at the Presidential Apartments 
on Feb. 5. Principal speaker was President 
Coles. Other guests included Alumni Sec- 
retary Pete Barnard '50, Alumnus Editor 
Ed Born '57, Miss Ann Coles, and Executive 
Secretary and Mrs. Roy Knight '50. 

Officers for the coming year were elected. 
They are Dave Crowell '49, president; Ron 
Golz '56, vice president; John Malcolm '54, 
secretary-treasurer; John Church '54, assis- 
tant secretary-treasurer and luncheon chair- 
man; Alan Baker '51, Alumni Council rep- 
resentative; Curtis Brewer '56, prospective 
students committee chairman. New directors 
are Campbell Cary '46, Rip Hovey '26, Dick 
Bechtel '36, and Bill Drake '36. 


More than 20 alumni attended the Feb- 
ruary luncheon meeting at which Alumni 
Secretary Peter Barnard '50 was the speak- 
er. According to Club Secretary Henry Swan 
'56, the meeting was one of the best attend- 
ed and enlightening of the season. 


According to a note received from Bruce 
Alden '49, president, the following have 
been appointed directors of the Club: Frank 
Allen '51, Bill Austin '42, Dick Fogg '59, 
Jacob Ham '54, Dick Hooke '43, Bob Jor- 
gensen '50, and Norman Richards '45. 


About 25 alumni attended a meeting on 
Jan. 4. Principal speaker was James E. 
Storer of the Economics Department, who 
is on sabbatic leave and is working for the 
Dept. of Commerce. 



Wed., June 1, noon: monthly luncheon at 
the Cumberland Club, 116 High St. Edward 
Born '57, speaker. 

Wed., July 6, noon: monthly luncheon. 
James P. Granger. 


Thurs., May 19: spring dinner and ladies' 
night at Francis Farm, Rehoboth. 

Mon., June 6: monthly luncheon at the 
University Club, Benefit and Waterman 
streets, Providence. 


Wed., May 18: spring dinner and ladies' 
night at the Shawmut Inn, Kennebunkport. 




According to an interesting feature story 
in the Feb. 8, 1966, edition of the El Paso 
Times, Jonas Burnham's daughter, Mrs. 
Marie S. Bonorden, is the last surviving 
daughter of a veteran of the War of 1812. 


Ralph N. Cushlng 
10 Knox Street 
Thomaston 04861 

Dr. John Woodruff of Barre, Vt., has 
retired from his medical practice. 


Reunion Headquarters: 
1 West Coleman 

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3120 West Perm Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 

Wadleigh Drummond was named to the 
finance committee of the Cumberland Bar 
Association at its annual meeting. 


Christopher Toole 

4884 MacArthur Boulevard, 

Washington, D. C. 20007 


Harvey Ellis has been ill for the past 
several months and is now a patient in the 
Ulster County (N.Y.) TB Hospital, accord- 
ing to a report received in January. 

Ceorge and Lib Pullen spent the night 
with Edward Sanborn of Goldsboro, N.C., 
on their way to Mexico. 


Jasper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 

It makes us unhappy to report any ill 
news from 1909, and we regret to tell you 
that Art Smith has been rather seriously 
ill. In fact, he spent the winter in Massa- 
chusetts but now is enough improved to 
return home to Maine and get about in a 
limited way. 

Associate Justice Tom C. Clark spoke at 
a reremony honoring the memory of Justice 
Burton in February at Western Reserve 
University in Cleveland. 

Bob Pennell has in part given up man- 
agement of his business, the E. C. Jones 
insurance Co., and has merged with another 
large company in Portland, the John C. 
Paige Co. He has moved to his farm in 

Gorham. His address is 409 Main St. His 
son, Bill '65, at McGill University, was re- 
cently awarded a medal by the Carnegie 
Hero Fund Commission for his role in 
saving the life of Russ Weigel '65 in New 

Your agent had the privilege and the 
pleasure of being the main speaker at the 
Bowdoin Forum held in the King Chapel on 
March 4. The subject of his address was 
"The Bowdoin Professor of Three Quarters 
of a Century Ago and Now." The subtitle 
might have been "Shades of Frenchy John- 
son and Harry Chap." 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sewall Webster, whose wife, Wel- 
tha, died on Jan. 26 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 



Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

Frank Burns announces that all members 
of 1911 who come back to the 55th reunion 
will have their pictures taken free. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Clifford, whose daughter, 
Constance, died on Dec. 16. She had been 
personal secretary to Gen. James Gavin 
when he was ambassador to France. 


Chairman: Oliver Sanborn 

Headquarters: 3 West Coleman 

Arthur Cole's book, Business Enterprise in 
Its Social Settings, has been translated into 
Japanese and published in Japan. Arthur 
is now collecting data for a history of the 
trend toward increased cleanliness in the 
United States. 

Vyndel Hewes is a Republican county 

Mr. and Mrs. William Noyes celebrated 
their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 4. 

Charlie and Lillian Oxnard's granddaugh- 
ter, Penny A. Brown, was crowned queen of 
the Bates Winter Carnival. This, reports 
Charlie, in spite of the fact that on the 
previous weekend she had suffered a broken 
leg while skiing. "She is a 'redhead' and 
quite an attractive girl, if a doting grand- 
father may be allowed to say so," Charlie 

Jim Pierce is a member of the Maine 
Industrial Building Authority, the Maine 
Development Credit Corp., and chairman of 
the Maine Power Authority. 

Alton Pope is convener of the Bowdoin 
Club of St. Petersburg and a member of 
the Alumni Council. He and his wife took 
a trip to Europe last summer. 

George Torsney wrote in February: 
"Eleanor was seriously injured last summer 
when she was crushed between two cars and 
suffered dual pelvic fractures. She spent 
seven weeks in hospitals, but she is now up 
and about again. Looking forward to spring 
and my favorite sport— woodchuck shooting 
—provided LBJ leaves our fiscal condition 
no worse than it is. Just give him time, 
boys, just give him time." 

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William A. MacCormick 

14 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Several replies have been received by the 
committee planning 1912's 55th reunion in 
1967. The secretary woidd like to hear from 
others before the committee again meets 
this spring. Seward Marsh is chairman, and 
members are Elden Barbour, Reg Foss, Lyde 
Pratt, and the class secretary. 

Gene Bradford reported a fall in his 
bathtub, with injury to the lower end of 
his spine. His doctor called it a "compressed 
fracture." What a shame he isn't nearer Al 
Woodcock. In my opinion there is no better 
man to care for that sort of injury. Gene is 

As many of you know, our Class Agent, 
Herbert Bryant, did such a fine job getting 
money out of us last year that Bowdoin 
gave him a Windsor chair with the Col- 
lege's seal on it. He has given the chair to 
his high school, Lincoln Academy, where it 
now occupies an honored spot in the prin- 
cipal's office. 

Walter Fuller from "Pine Cones," South- 
west Harbor, says, "We are both well and 
happy. I seem to get involved with church 
and civic activities until younger and better 
men are available." They never will be, 
Walter. If willing to work, we old timers 
are very useful. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill MacCormick, whose sister, 
Miss Daisy I. MacCormick, died on Mar. 8. 

Jesse McKenney plans to return to Maine 
next summer. He appears to be in good 
health, but don't ask him to do a 100-yd. 
dash in 10 seconds flat. 

Earle Maloney suffered a heart attack 
last September. When he wrote in Decem- 
ber, he was much improved. 

Seward Marsh was expected to return 
from Florida on April 8. 

John Mifflin's wife had the misfortune to 
fracture her left ankle and has had a long 
experience with casts. He says, "We are 
almost back to four years ago with the 
therapy, learning to walk again, that we 
went through after her stroke." 

Arnett Mitchell has had a cataract re- 
moved successfully from his left eye and 
expected to have the other eye operated on 
in March. His surgeon son, Jack, flew in 
from Los Angeles to be with him during 
the operation. He speaks also of his daugh- 
ter, Faith, her three children, and his son 
in the modern languages department at 
Ohio State. He and Mrs. Mitchell have 
moved to 997 Parkview Blvd., Room 10G, 
Columbus, Ohio 43219, and are very happy 
in their new location. 

Joe O'Neil had a slight stroke in Septem- 
ber and spent the winter in South Port- 
land, the All-American city. 


Following the receipt of his Good Citi- 
zenship Award from the New York Chapter 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
Dr. Burleigh Cushing Rodick was elected 
to membership on its board of managers. 
The New York chapter is one of the largest 
in the country. In January he was the guest 
of honor and speaker at the Annual Book 
and Authors Luncheon of the New York 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion at the 
River Club in New York City. 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 

The secretary has had letters from the 
following since the first of the year: Lew 
Brown, Lou Donahue, Percy Mitchell, Colo- 
nel Newcombe, Phil Pope, and Ed Snow. 
All are in fair shape, though some spoke of 
ills that come with advancing years. 

Members of 1914 will regret to learn of 
the death of Mrs. Lucy I. Bickford, the 
widow of Charlie Bickford, on March 7. 

Ed Snow became a great-grandfather last 
Nov. 14. His granddaughter, Carol Ann, 
had a son, David Mason Shapero, in Napa, 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to George Bacon and his wife. Their 
son, John L. Bacon '51, died on Feb. 17. 

Spike MacCormick is serving on Mayor 
Lindsay's Task Force on Corrections and as 
a consultant to a task force with the same 
title set up by the President's Crime Com- 
mission. He is also a member of the Com- 
mission on Correctional Manpower and 
Training, established and financed by Con- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Spike, whose sister, Miss Daisy I. 
MacCormick, died on March 8. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Win Bancroft was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of John E. Champion as president 
of Florida State University on March 15. 

Just after Thanksgiving, Larry Cartland 
and Wilda went to Orlando, Fla., for a 
two-month visit with their daughter and 
her family. Around the first of the year 
Larry suffered a stroke, which kept him in 
the hospital for three weeks and in a rest 
home for some weeks more. Therapy has 
done him a world of good, and he and 
Wilda expect to return to their Claremont, 
N.H., home by the end of May. 


Chairman: Bill Ireland 

Headquarters: Conf. Room B, Moulton Union 

17 & 19 East Coleman 

Sam Fraser underwent the removal of a 
kidney at the Maine Medical Center in latt 
February. Several Sixteeners in southern 
Maine called on him and were delighted at 
Sam's quick comeback. He and Erne, who 

had a bout with the hospital herself a few 
weeks earlier, were expected to return to 
their Houlton home in early March. Pos- 
sessed of rugged constitutions, those Aroos- 
took ites! 

Don Hight, who is recorded as a "retired 
merchant" and who lives in San Marino, 
Calif., has been selected to serve on a 23- 
member grand jury in Los Angeles County 
for the year 1966. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Walter Lane, whose wife, Aurelia, 
died on Aug. 30, 1965. 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Clifton "Gov" Bowdoin wrote in Febru- 
ary: "At the University Club in Providence 
on Feb. 7 was held a well-attended R.I. 
Bowdoin Club luncheon. I was there and 
happened to be the sole representative of 
the oldest class in attendance. To my sur- 
prise I was accorded special recognition 
and awarded a fine prize, in the form of a 
beautiful souvenir of Bowdoin. It gave me 
a peculiar kind of thrill to be thus remind- 
ed that I am a member of that distin- 
guished class that graduated some forty- 
nine years ago. I'm still going strong; 
business is good, and I certainly do not feel 
that old! 

"There are two other Seventeeners still 
living in Rhode Island, namely Jack Preston 
and Marcus Sutcliffe. I bump into them 
every once in a while. We were sorry that 
they could not have been there to share in 
the festivities. However, we saw to it that 
they received 'honorable mention in ab- 

Mrs. Raymond Swift was married on Jan. 
15 to Mr. Leonard D. Hadley. They are 
living at 57 Stratford Rd., Melrose, Mass. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 

Epping, N. H. 03042 

Western Michigan University announced 
in January that it would award an honorary 
degree of doctor of laws to Stewart Wood- 
fill for his leadership in bringing about the 
restoration of Forts Mackinac and Mich- 
illimackinac. Stewart is owner of the Grand 
Hotel on Mackinac Island. W.M.U.'s com- 
mencement was on April 16. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Bob Ewer has announced that he will 
seek the Republican nomination to serve 
in the Maine House of Representatives in 
the June primary. 

Bill Gray, who retired in June 1964, is 
living at 1924 Sheridan Ave., Sp 64, Escon- 
dido, Calif. Bill plays a lot of golf at the 
Golden Circle Valley Club and would be 
delighted to take a few bets from any 1919 
touring amateurs or pros who chance to be 
in his vicinity. He says his health is amaz- 
ingly good. He attributes this to a long 
line of tough ancestral constitutions coupled 
with some 40 previous years of invigorating 
New England weather. 


Sanford B. Cousins 
23 McKeen Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Sanford Cousins has been elected to a 
three year term as a director of the Bruns- 
wick Area United Fund. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Albert Hurrell, whose mother, 
Mrs. Clara Hurrell, died on Feb. 26. 


Norman W. Haines 
247 South Street 
Reading, Mass. 01867 

Pop Hatch is still hard at work gather- 
ing news. He asked us to print everything 
we had in this issue, so here goes. But be- 
fore we do, here's a plug for the reunion. 
Let's see everybody turn out! 

Hal Beach has been "just plain relaxing" 
since his retirement in 1963. He and Jean 
have seven grandchildren. 

Al Blodgett has been retired since May 
1964. He spends much of his time taking 
color pictures, working in his rose garden, 
and tinkering in his shop. 


Chairman: Pop Hatch 

Headquarters: Conf. Room A, Moulton Union 

1 & 3 South Hyde 

Carroll Clark was chairman of the York 
County American Red Cross fund cam- 
paign, which took place in March. He is a 
candidate for Republican nomination to 
the State's House of Representatives. The 
primary will be in June. 

Don Clifford spends his time golfing, 
curling, fishing and traveling. He also 
serves as a consultant to an advertising 
council, but officially retired in March 1965. 

Les Gibson wrote in March: "On March 
1 , I got myself elected town clerk, treasurer, 
and tax collector of West Paris. At the 
same time I retired after 25 years of service 
from the Maine Employment Security Com- 

Bill Hart has been retired since October 
1962. His activities include camping, bowl- 
ing, fishing, and volunteer work for the 
Easter Seal Society, the Scandinavian Sym- 
phony Orchestra and the Presbyterian 
Church. He has five grandchildren. 

Les Heeney has yet to retire, but he does 
find time to devote to his hobby, photog- 
raphy. He and Etta have two grandchildren. 

Harry Helson spent much of March lec- 
turing at Holloman AFB, New Mexico; 
Knox College in Illinois; Harpur College, 
Binghamton, N.Y.; and the University of 

Woodie Hone has been retired since Feb- 
ruary 1960. His hobbies are reading, and 
coin and stamp collecting. He's been active 
in the Republican Party and in the Re- 
tired Teachers' Association. He and Betty 
have six grandchildren. 

Herbie Ingraham still works for a living. 
His hobbies include gardening, fruit trees, 
carpentry, plumbing, electrical program- 
ming, and brick-laying. Sounds like a valu- 
able man to have around the house. He and 
Carol have four grandchildren. 

Curt Laughlin will retire "when they 
carry me out in a box." Nonetheless he 
finds time to devote to model railroading 


and gardening. He and Dorothy have three 
grandchildren, two boys and a girl. 

Phil McCrum is semi-retired, practicing 
only in the office. His hobbies are bridge 
and golf. 

Nick Nixon retired in October 1964 "with- 
out demerits or compulsion" as executive 
secretary of the Massachusetts Teachers' 
Association, a position he had held for 34 
years. Church and charity work, along with 
reading, occupy his time. He and Eleanor 
have three grandchildren. 

Reggy Noyes is working "half-time" and 
expects to retire in 1968. During the other 
half of his time he tries to make a dent 
"in our considerable personal library while 
trying to resist the temptation of Colby's 
Miller Library." 

Frank Ormerod has been retired since 
October 1961. His hobbies include photog- 
raphy, oil painting, rose growing, and trav- 
eling. He and Vivi have three grandchil- 
dren. Frank wrote recently to say that his 
daughter and family have moved to Boul- 
der, Colo., where her husband is on the 
staff of a new research center set up by 

Rod Perkins went into semi-retirement 
in 1965 and now serves as a law consultant. 
Golf and bridge are his hobbies. His leading 
community activity is being "a regular 
voter for the Republicans." He and Katie 
have five grandchildren and another on 
the way. 

Doc Reiber's interests include art, music, 
poetry and life. A good combination for 
any learned man. 

Frank St. Clair retired last October and 
is devoting much of his time to golf, 
photography, sailing, and volunteer hos- 
pital work. He and Betty have three grand- 
children. Recently he wrote: "Red letter 
day today! The doctor said Betty could 
come home Saturday if we could get some- 
one to provide practical nursing care and 
to do the housework. I got such a woman 
lined up this morning! Betty had a seven 
week siege and will be glad to be home." 
We all hope she is now feeling better. 

Bob Schonland has two grandchildren, 
a boy and a girl. 

Ron Tobey reported in December that 
he and Ella had "5y 2 grandchildren." We're 
wondering if the number is six by now. 

Ed White retired in July 1962 and oc- 
cupies his time with golf and "gadgeteer- 
ing." He's also active in the Centerville 
Mass.) Historical Society. 

Larry Willson keeps busy with a number 
of community activities, including church 


work and fund raising. He is also active in 
helping his community plan for the future. 
He still works his farm. 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Dr. John Bachulus has established at the 
College a scholarship fund for students of 
Lithuanian descent. It is named in memory 
of his mother and his brother, Matthew '28. 

William Clymer retired from DuPont in 
April 1965. 

Sylvio Martin is celebrating his 25th year 
as an independent insurance adjuster. He is 
the principal owner of S. C. Martin & Co. 
in Manchester, N.H. 

Olive Thompson, Cecil's widow, is the 
author of His Word Will Live, which has 
been published by the Philosophical Library 
of New York. This is a sequel to her first 
book, The Devil and /, which appeared in 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce White left for their 
winter home in St. George's, Grenada, W.I., 
in January and were expected to reside 
there until April. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Earle French is retiring from his teach- 
ing duties in the Belmont, Mass., school 
system. He has taught in Belmont since 
September 1929. 


Clarence D. Rouillard 
209 Roscdale Heights Drive 
Toronto 7, Ont., Canada 

Phil Caughey wrote in February: "Like 
everybody else, I never seem to get over 
being busy. The yacht club clerical work 
takes a lot of time even in the winter. I 
sure hope to get to Bowdoin in June." 

Red Cousins was moderator of the panel 
on communications during the Fifth Cam- 
pus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Dr. and Mrs. Fulton Johnston's daugh- 
ter, Helen, was named to the dean's list at 
the University of Maine for the semester 
ending Jan. 31. 

Frank Plaisted wrote in February: "Now 
enjoying full retirement from business but 
still very active on our ranch. No ailments, 
aches or pains. Our children are all with 
or near us and are happy. Life owes me 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bradley Ross, whose wife, Phyllis, 
died on Feb. 26. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Mr. and Mrs. Webster Browne's son, 
Peter, is engaged to Kay Frost Shaw of 
Cranbury, N.J. Their daughter, Peggy, has 
been awarded a special honor certificate 
for high scholastic achievement by the Uni- 
versity of Denver's College of Arts and 
Sciences. She is a Sophomore. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hildreth returned 
home in March following a several weeks' 

visit with their son-in-law and daughter 
in Cuenca, Ecuador. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peary's son, Robert 
III, is engaged to Nancy Carol Dufault of 

Radcliffe Pike spoke at a meeting of the 
Exeter (N.H.) Woman's Club in February. 
His topic was spring planting. 

Paul Sibley has sold his interest in the 
Worcester (Mass.) Taper Pin Co. but is 
staying on as a vice president. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 
Brunswick 0401 1 

Gerard Austin's widow announced the 
engagement of their daughter, Joan Carol, 
to James Coffin '63, son of Dr. and Mrs. 
Ernest Coffin '33, in February. A June wed- 
ding is planned. 


Chairman: Leslie Claff 
Headquarters: 19 North Hyde 

Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott Cressey are teach- 
ing modern languages at Saint Mary's-in- 
the-Mountains, Littleton, N.H. Mrs. Cres- 
sey is giving courses in French and Wolcott 
is a Spanish teacher. They hope to take a 
study trip to Spain this summer. 

Rip Hovey has been elected a director of 
the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. 

From mid-August until early October 
Ralph Keirstead and his wife were in Eu- 
rope. They visited Ralph Jr. '48 and his 
family at Oberstedten, Germany, for about 
a month and spent the rest of the time 
touring Oslo, Copenhagen, London, and 


George O. Cutter 
618 Ovcrhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010 

Hodding Carter was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of George A. Owens as president 
of Tougaloo College in April. 

Ray Fite is owner-manager of the Colo- 
nial-Star Villa hotels, Cape May, N.J. 

Don Lewis had an article in the Decem- 
ber issue of The Maine Teacher entitled 
"Who Makes the Curriculum?" Don is 
teaching in Belfast. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Gordon Bryant's son Butch, who gradu- 
ated from Yale last June, was awarded a 
special prize for being the best all-around 
member of his nrotc class. He is now a 
legal officer aboard the destroyer tender 
Grand Canyon. He married Carol Koeth 
in New Jersey on Jan. 8. 

Gordon spends an increasing amount of 
time on his Vermont farm when he is able 
to leave his expanding business and his 
duties as president of the Retail Trade 
Board of Boston. 

Donald Leadbetter was named to the 
finance committee of the Cumberland Bar 
Association at its annual meeting in 


Roger Luke's son, Bill, has been named 
general manager of the University Motor 
Inn in Orono. 

Don Parks has been reappointed legal 
advisor to the Brunswick Area United 

. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pierce's son, Josiah 
'69, and Elizabeth Mathilde Barker of St. 
James, L.I., became engaged in January. 

Paul Tiemer has been named executive 
secretary of the Brunswick Area United 
Fund for the coming year. 

Bob Tripp and his wife have sold out 
their motel and big game outfitting busi- 
ness in Dubois, Wyo., but saved out 90 
acres with "a million dollar view" for their 
own house. Bob had a coronary in August. 
Even Bob admits it has slowed him down, 
but he is coming along well. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Winner's son, Chris- 
tian, was married to Laura Lee Ann Mar- 
shall of Leominster, Mass., in February. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Bill Mills, president of the Florida Na- 
tional Bank of Jacksonville, was one of 
seven men saluted as the outstanding busi- 
ness and industry managers in the city by 
the Jacksonville Executives' Club in Jan- 

Brewster Page has announced that he will 
seek renomination as Oxford County com- 
missioner in the June Republican primary. 

MILLS '29 

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Philip Chapman Jr. 
75 Plcasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Phil and Ada Blodgett and their two 
grandchildren spent 10 days in Hawaii 
last winter. On their final day they met 
Hal Rising who escorted them around 
Oahu, took them to lunch at the Outrigger 
Canoe Club, and saw them off at the air- 
port. Said Phil: "Hal and I both agreed 
we would try to get back for our 40th in 
1970, and perhaps we may make it sooner." 

Manning Hawthorne wrote in February: 
"I will be back in the U.S. this spring for 
the first time in almost four years, and for 
the first time in over ten, I hope to be at the 
1966 Commencement. We sail from Bombay 
on March 18, and after stops in Taiwan 
and Japan, where our daughter, Betsy, and 
her husband, Bill Carruthers, are stationed, 
we'll arrive in the States in April and make 
tracks for Maine." 

Bill Locke's son, John, has been admitted 
to Bowdoin and will enter this fall. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Malcolm Stanley, whose mother, 
Mrs. Orman L. Stanley, died in January. 

Holly Thayer, daughter of Bob and An- 
nah Thayer, married Robert Burkey in 
Exeter, N.H., on Nov. 14. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Gould, whose father, Frank- 
lin F. Gould, died on Feb. 12- 


Chairman: Elias Thomas 

Headquarters: 17 North Moore 

Dr. Vincent Lathbury spoke at a meeting 
of the Waldoboro pta on Feb. 3. His topic 
was the disturbed child. 

Herman Sweet served on the panel on 
education during the Fifth Campus Career 
Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Harland E. Blanch ard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Hubert Barton was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Raymond B. Hoxeng as presi- 
dent of Inter American University of Puerto 
Rico on March 6. 

Anthony Brackett was on the campus in- 
terviewing Seniors who might be interested 
in teaching in the Wilton (Conn.) school 
system, of which he is superintendent. 

Sherwood Kelso has announced that he 
will seek renomination as Aroostook County 
treasurer in the June Republican primary. 

Everett Lays has been appointed head 
of the social studies department at East 
Bridgewater (Mass.) High School. 

Gov. Reed has nominated Ed Merrill as 
a district court judge to replace George 
Perkins '44, who recently resigned. 

The Don Stockmans are settled in Lake 
Oswego, Ore., after a 5,000 mile trip in 
April 1965. Their daughter, Barbara, is 
there and is married to an attorney with 
Georgia Pacific. Their son, Michael, is in 
the process of moving to Portland with the 
Urban League. Daughter, Debby, married 
this past summer and is living in Ann 
Arbor, Mich., while completing her last 
year at the University of Michigan. 

Larry Usher was on the campus in Feb- 
ruary interviewing Seniors interested in 
working for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. 

'33 5 

ichard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Coffin's son, James 
'63, and Joan Carol Austin, daughter of 
Mrs. Gerard Austin and the late Mr. Austin, 
a member of the Class of 1926, are engaged. 
They plan to marry in June. 

Ned Morse and his sales force finished 
first among the six largest glass container 
sales offices of Owens-Illinois last year. Ned 
was back on the campus in February to 
interview Seniors, participate in the mid- 
winter Alumni Council meeting, and head 

the panel on marketing during the Fifth 
Campus Career Conference. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Milliken's daughter, 
Martha, married Merton Eugene Round Jr. 
of Orono on Dec. 30. John was on the cam- 
pus this winter interviewing Seniors inter- 
ested in working for S. D. Warren Co. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Bob Fletcher wrote in March: "The past 
two years have been full. Mother died in 
February 1964; daughter, Penelope, gradu- 
ated from U. of S.C. and married M. Lee 
Hyder that June, and Jonathan entered 
Sewanee in September. I celebrated 25 
years with DuPont in November 1965 and 
a silver anniversary with dear Gertrude in 
December. Our first grandchild, Robert Lee 
Hyder, was born in 1966 on George Wash- 
ington's birthday. Time races along!" 

Dick Goldsmith is in his 34th year as 
headmaster of Bridgton Academy. 

Dr. Robert Meehan has been named to 
the Maine Health, Education and Welfare's 
advisory committee for services to armed 
forces rejectees. 

Blenn Perkins has been named member- 
ship chairman of the Maine Trial Lawyers 

Bob Porter wrote an article on career 
opportunities in investment banking for the 
January 1966 issue of Investment World 
1966, which was published by Yale News. 

Ed Uehlein has been practicing law from 
his own office at 1 State St., Boston, for the 
past 10 years. His oldest son, Carl '62, is a 
lawyer with the nlrb. Daughter, Margaret, 
has graduated from Wellesley, is married, 
and is teaching at Winsor Girls' School in 
Brookline, Mass. Fred (19) is a freshman 
at Trinity. Ed is a member of the board of 
aldermen in Newton, Mass., and is active 
in the Republican Party. Wife, Elizabeth, 
has been active in Wellesley College alum- 
nae affairs. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 


Howard Niblock, Principal of Winches- 
ter (Mass.) High School, was on the campus 
in January to interview Seniors. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Dick Bechtel and Bill Drake have been 
elected directors of the Bowdoin Club of 


Chairman: Casper Cowan 

Headquarters: 3 South Moore 

Alonzo Garcelon was named to another 
term on the Maine Fish 8c Game Depart- 
ment's advisory council in February. 

Amos Mills wrote in January: "Oldest 
son Ellsworth Benson, Boston U '64, is 
serving with the Peace Corps in Bogota, 
Colombia. He married co-volunteer Jean 
Melis of Garden City, L.I., on Dec. 26. My 


wife and three daughters flew down to 
Bogota for the wedding and the holidays. 
I am still going to sea, sailing in the 
Merchant Marine as an oil tanker captain." 

In Januarv Keene Morison was promoted 
to vice president of Depositors Trust Co. 
in Augusta. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gaynor Rutherford are 
the grandparents of Scott Kelogg, born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Rutherford '66 on Feb. 9. 

ton's father and Seward were neighbors in 
Sarasota, Fla., during the winter. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Walter Batty has been elected a vice 
president of the Lansing Division of White 
Motor Corp. Since April 1965 he has been 
general sales manager of the Diamond-T 
Division of the corporation. 

Bill Burton is the new Alumni Council 
member for the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

In February Horace Buxton was admitted 
as a general partner in the Washington of- 
fice of the New York Stock Exchange firm 
of Auchincloss, Parker & Redpath. 

Paul Gilpatric was planning to go skiing 
on the weekend of Feb. 11-12 but a thaw 
ended his hopes, and he spent the time at 
the College instead. As it turned out the 
weekend coincided with the time that his 
fraternity scheduled its initiation banquet 
and when Glenn Mclntire '25 was speaking 
in Chapel. All in all, I found my few 
hours' visit most interesting and worth- 
while." he wrote in March. "I hope to be 
in the Alumni College in August." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Franklin Gould, whose father, 
Franklin F. Gould, died on Feb. 12. 

An article, "Mark Twain and the Copy- 
right Dilemma," by Edward Hudon ap- 
peared in the January issue of the American 
Bar Association Journal. A Korean edition 
of his book, Freedom of Speech and Press in 
America, has been published. 

Jack Reed served as moderator of the 
panel on medicine during the Fifth Campus 
Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Dick Woods is the new president of the 
Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

The Maine Executive Council confirmed 
James Bishop's appointment as a trustee 
of the Maine Maritime Academy in Febru- 

James Blodgett has two daughters in col- 
lege. Deborah Ann is a Sophomore at Lake 
Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, and Donna 
Lee is a Freshman at Western College for 
Women, Oxford, Ohio. 

Bill Frost, professor of English and act- 
ing chairman of the department at the Uni- 
versity of California at Santa Barbara, has 
been awarded a fellowship from the Ameri- 
can Council of Learned Societies for the 
l%6/67 school year. It will support his 
sabbatical leave research in England where 
he plans to make a critical study of several 
17th and ] 8th century poets. 

According to a note received from Sew- 
ard Marsh 12 in February, Leighton Nash's 
father was recovering from a stroke. Leigh- 


John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Vernon Garten wrote in March: "I've 
been in Ohio for nearly two years as a 
sales engineer for Mt. Hope Machinery Co., 
Taunton, Mass. I like the area very much. 
Our oldest daughter, Elaine, married in 
September 1965 and has been in Germany 
ever since." 

Bob Fleischner has been elected president 
of Remington Advertising Inc., Springfield, 
Mass. He and his wife, Beatrice, are also 
directors of the agency. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Gardner, whose father, George 
R. Gardner '01, died on Feb. 12. 

Ernest Goodspced has been elected trea- 
surer of the Maine Trial Lawyers Associa- 

Bill Hart has been named manager-pro- 
grams, community and government relations 
of General Electric Co. and assigned to its 
New York office. In February he was the 
principal speaker at the annual meeting of 
the Plainville (Conn.) Chandler of Com- 

Ralph Howard has announced that he 
will seek a second four-year term as register 
of probate for Aroostook County. 

Seth Larrabee wrote in March: "For clas- 
sification and clarification in regards to 
alumni who look forward to checking in 
with Laura and me here in the Virgin Is- 
lands, we can be reached at P.O. Box 3162, 
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802." 

Col. John Nichols, who has been with 
the Air Force for more than 25 years, ex- 
pects to retire from active duty sometime 
this summer. 

Maynard Sandler was a member of the 
panel on scientific research during the Fifth 
Campus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Dr. Bob Taylor's daughter will gradu- 
ate from Wheelock College this June. Bob 
has been busy practicing thoracic and car- 
diovascular surgery. 

Phil Tukey was a member of the panel 
on military service during the Fifth Campus 
Career Conference. 

Fred Waldron was a member of the panel 
on medicine during the Fifth Campus 
Career Conference. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 

Neal Allen has won a research grant 
from the American Association for State 
and Local History to continue his investi- 
gations of colonial history in northern 
New England. He will use the grant to 
study the structure of authority in northern 
New England during the early 18th century. 
His research will focus on Portsmouth, 
N.H., and Kittery from 1690 to 1730. 

Lt. Col. James Blunt is back from the 
Far East and is stationed at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas. 

David Doughty recently became New 
Kngland district sales manager for Albert 
Trostel and Sons Co. of Milwaukee, Wis. 

Edward Everett wrote in February: "The 
so-called New Year's day flood in Phoenix 
was the newspaper's description of water 
running in our usually dry Salt River. 
Carefree sun is its usual beautiful self, and 
the golf course has never been better." 

Lloyd Hatch wrote in February: "My 
oldest daughter, Prudence, recently had my 
first grandchild, Christopher John McMann. 
There will be more. I still have three other 
daughters— Sally, Randy, and Susan. Recent- 
ly 1 sold my two pacers, Goldie B's King and 
Royal Prince, and I am out of the horse 

Col. Tom Lineham has a new address, 
1 1 10 Croton Dr., Alexandria, Va. 22308. 

Ed Palmer is suburban editor of The 
Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, a daily 
with an A.B.C. circulation of 13,000. He 
lives at 66 School St. in Taunton. 

Milton Semer has been named to Presi- 
dent Johnson's stalf. He was formerly deputy 
to onetime housing administrator Robert 
C. Weaver. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Leonard Cronkhitc was a member of the 
panel on medicine during the Fifth Campus 
Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Dave Dickson has been appointed clean of 
the school of arts and sciences at Northern 
Michigan University in Marquette. Dave 
had served as head of its department of 
language and literature since 1963. 


Chairman: Paul Holliday 

Headquarters: Pickard Field House 

Charlie Edwards wrote recently: "My ini- 
tial two-year assignment with AiD/Tunis was 
completed this past November and has 
been extended another six months. This 
should assure a summer home-leave with 
(he family united at the 'home base' resi- 
dence in Hyannisport. During these past 
two years in Tunisia, there has been an 
almost complete turnover of aid Mission 
Personnel here from the director on down. 
Meanwhile Tunisia's political stability, 
western orientation, and economic develop- 
ment progress continue to justify priority 
United States support." Unfortunately, 
Charlie will not arrive in the country until 
after our 25th. 

Ed Stetson was a panelist on government 
service during the Fifth Campus Career 

'42 1 

ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Arthur Benoit has been named to the 
platform committee of the Maine State 
Democratic Party. 

Spencer Churchill is an associate pro- 
fessor of philosophy at Purdue's regional 
campus in Fort Wayne. Dorothy, his wife, 
will also be a member of the faculty next 
year, as an instructor in English. 

Spencer wrote in January saying that 
they were looking for a year-around house 
on the Maine coast from Mere Point to 


Falmouth Foreside. He's looking in the 
$15,000 to $25,000 range. Can anybody help 

Dr. and Mrs. George Cummings returned 
in February from an extended vacation in 
the West Indies. 

Stevens Frost was guest speaker at a meet- 
ing of the Briarcliff Lodge in the Ossining 
(N.Y.) Masonic Temple in January. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dick Gardner, whose father, 
George R. Gardner '01, died on Feb. 12. 

Stanley Herrick gave an illustrated lecture 
on radioisotopes before members of the 
Woman's Auxiliary to the Cumberland 
County Medical Society in February. 

Arthur Keylor has been named president 
of the Eastchester-Bronxville (N.Y.) United 
Community Fund. 

Lt. Col. Coburn Marston was a member 
of the panel on military service during the 
Fifth Campus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Frank Smith's second oldest son, Peter, 
has won one of four full scholarships to 
Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, 
Mass. The awards were based on the results 
of an entrance examination given to 600 
candidates in January. 

Mario Tonon has been elected a director 
of Merrymeeting Community Action Inc. 

Lewis Vafiades has been named to head 
the continuing legal education committee 
of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. 

'43 1 

OHN F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

Three classmates participated in the Fifth 
Campus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 
Rocky Ingalls was on the finance panel; 
Brad Briggs, communications; and Andre 
Benoit, marketing. 

Rocky Ingalls has been elected a director 
of the First Westchester National Bank in 
Mamaroneck, N.Y. He is the new president 
of the Bowdoin Club of New York. 

Dr. Leonard Millican has opened an 
office for the practice of dentistry in Ply- 
mouth, Mass. 

Bob Morse, assistant secretary of the 
Navy, was one of more than 30 Defense 
Department officials who addressed a meet- 
ing of local industrialists at the Sheraton- 
Boston Hotel on March 3-4. The title of 
his talk was "Navy Advanced Planning Re- 

Joseph Sewall will seek the Republican 
nomination in the June 20 primary elec- 
tion to one of Penobscot County's four 
Maine State Senate seats. 

Bob Shepherd continues as a member of 
the Alumni Council, now representing the 

MORSE '43 

new Minuteman Bowdoin Club, centered 
in Concord. 

John Tuttle has been promoted to direc- 
tor of engineering of SI Handling Systems, 
Easton, Pa. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sewall Webster, whose mother, 
Mrs. S. Sewall Webster, died on Jan. 26. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 


Arthur Curtis resigned as town manager 
of Bowdoinham in February. He had been 
town manager since 1963. 

Merrill Hastings wrote in February: 
"Have sold my national Skiing Magazine to 
the Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. in New York, 
where the new publisher is Psi U brother 
Brad Briggs '43. Am now publishing the 
new Colorado magazine in full color with 
a year-around coverage of camping, hunt- 
ing, skiing and fishing in the Rocky Moun- 
tains. This new slick magazine is being 
distributed nationally by Curtis and has 
already passed 100,000 paid circulation. My 
wife and three children spend most of the 
winter up at Vail, where we have our own 
ski home." 

Dr. Harold Osher is first vice president 
of the Maine Heart Association. 

George Perkins has resigned as a district 
court judge in Maine. 

Alan Qua moderated a panel on the 
merits of the selectmen-manager form of 
government in January. It was sponsored 
by the League of Women Voters in Tewks- 
bury, Mass. 

Dr. Bob Stuart spent two months last 
winter directing a study of ways to improve 
health standards. The study was sponsored 
by the office of Rep. Stanley R. Tupper. 
Also last winter he was elected to a three 
year term as a director of the Brunswick 
Area United Fund. 

Russell Sweet has been named second 
vice president in the life, accident and 
health department of the Travelers Insur- 
ance Co., Hartford, Conn. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 06107 

Waller Finnagan, a member of the Fair 
Housing Committee of Billerica, Mass., 
participated on a race relations panel spon- 
sored by the First Parish Church there in 

Dexter Foss has been elected Alumni 
Council member for the Bowdoin Club of 
New York and will begin his duties on July 
1. He has also been elected a vice president 
of the Bankers Trust Co. 

Sumner Hawley has been named assistant 
headmaster of the Hyde School, a private 
secondary school which will open this fall 
in Bath. 

Lloyd Knight was a member of the panel 
on communications during the Fifth Cam- 
pus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Reed Manning has been named associate 
head of murk Corp.'s Communications 
Planning and Research Dept. in Bedford, 

Newman Marsh wrote in February: "We 

have moved to Farmington, Conn., from 
New Hartford. We are fortunate to have 
a large house with room and welcome for 
any fellow alumnus. We have five normally 
active children. The oldest, Harold III, is 
applying this year for Bowdoin. If he makes 
it, he will be the fourth one of the same 
name to earn a Bowdoin degree in this 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Campbell Cary has been elected a direc- 
tor of the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. 

Alton Cole has been elected a director 
of the Merchants-Warren National Bank, 
Salem, Mass. 

Robert Donovan was elected second vice 
president of the Cumberland Bar Associa- 
tion at its annual meeting in January. 


Chairman: Dwight Pierce 

Headquarters: 3 South Maine 

Bill Dougherty returned to the campus 
to participate in the mid-winter meeting 
of the Alumni Council and the Fifth An- 
nual Career Conference, Feb. 18-21. He 
served on the law and government service 
panels of the career conference. 

Carl Francis is data processing manager 
and office manager for Moore's Super Stores 
Inc., a wholesale building supply chain with 
headquarters in Roanoke, Va. 

Herb French was on the campus earlier 
this year interviewing Seniors interested in 
working for his firm, Kidder Peabody Co. 

Loring Hart has been named director of 
the Norwich University summer school. He 
is professor of English and chairman of 
the department there. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Little and their 
children, Jeanne Marie and David, left in 
February for New Delhi, India, where Cliff 
will act as coordinator for 11 of 39 physics 
institutes to be given throughout India this 
spring and summer. The institutes are fi- 
nanced by a grant from aid, the Indian 
Ministry of Education, and the University 
Grant's Commission of India. 

John MacMorran was moderator of the 
panel on education at the Fifth Campus 
Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Paul Niven has recently concluded a se- 
ries of interviews with seven Cabinet mem- 
bers entitled "The President's Men" for the 
National Educational Television news net- 
work. The series was given very favorable 
reviews in New York and Washington news- 
papers. Newsweek in its Feb. 7 issue report- 
ed, "The interviews have been the envy of 
the other three networks. Under intelligent, 
low-keyed questioning by former cbs cor- 
respondent Paul Niven, the guests have 
been drawn into provocative news-making 
statements. The success of the series is due 
in large measure to Niven's interviewing 
technique. He bones up on his subjects but 
seldom prepares specific questions." Like its 
public-affairs shows, net's cultural pro- 
grams are filmed and distributed to its 
affiliates for showing at different times. 
Eventually they are seen in 104 cities. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 


8ACKMAN '47 

pathv to Bob Porteous, whose father, Louis 
R. Porteous, died on Feb. 8. 

Charles Robbins reported in January 
that another lode of copper had been dis- 
covered in the Blue Hill area. It may prove 
to be of major significance, he said. 

Bob Small has joined Forster Manufac- 
turing Co. Inc. of Wilton as product sales 

The Alhambra (Calif.) Post-Advocate 
carried a report saying that David Smith 
may run in the Republican primary for 
the 29th Congressional District in June. 

'I am still looking for old classmates to 
drop in— summer or winter," Daniel Van 
Soelen wrote in February. "We have ex- 
cellent fishing or skiing depending upon 
the season, and contrary to popular opinion 
we are a part of the United States! Val and 
I are raising a family of two boys, aged five 
and four, and a girl aged two in an old 
adobe house that has been declared his- 
toric." Dan's address is 519 Canyon Rd., 
Santa Fe. N.M. 87501. 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 14456 

Irving Backman was featured in a recent 
national advertisement of Mutual of New 
York, mony's ad appeared in Life, Look, 
Post, Time and Sports Illustrated. 

The Rev. Leslie Craig, formerly minister 
of Presumpscot Union Parish, has accepted 
the call to become minister of the Dover- 
Foxcroft Congregational Church. 

Arthur Dolloff has been elected corpora- 
tion clerk of Merrymeeting Community 
Action Inc. 

Bob Emmons is living at 2171 N.W. 
44th St., Pompano Beach, Fla. 

A daughter, Kathryn, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. George Erswell on Jan. 28. 

Lew Fickett's book, Problems of the De- 
veloping Xations, has been published. 

Dr. Leonard Gottlieb has been named 
director of the Mallory Institute of Pathol- 
ogy at the Boston City Hospital. 

Dr. Clement Hiebert participated in a 
panel discussion of hiatal hernia and eso- 
phagitis at a meeting of the American Col- 
lege of Surgeons at Cleveland in March. 

Bob Mon-ell has been named to the exec- 
utive committee of the Brunswick Area 
United Fund. 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 
Sanford 04073 

(Iowa) Council of Churches. He was also 
leader of Religious Emphasis Week at 
Piedmont College, Demorest, Ga. last fall. 

Charles Begley, president of the Waldo- 
boro Public Library, took part in cere- 
monies commemorating the library's 50th 
anniversary in February. 

In February it was reported that Wood- 
bridge Brown was in the process of pur- 
chasing 1,400 acres of timberland and a 
sawmill near Montague Center, Mass. 

Allan Clark is employed by the District 
of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency, 
a federal corporation engaged in urban re- 
newal in the national capital. 

John Cummins, minister of the First 
Universalist Church, Minneapolis, wrote in 
March: "I have a tremendous church out 
here, with two and three services on Sun- 
day, and do a great deal of traveling and 
speaking in the neighboring states. I am 
president of the United Nations Associa- 
tion of Minnesota and therefore travel fre- 
quently to New York. In December, I at- 
tended the President's White House Con- 
ference on International Cooperation. It 
was a choice experience. I also paid a little 
visit to Selma, Alabama, last March when 
my friend, Jim Reeb, was murdered there. 
Some day, when my children are finished 
with high school, I hope to move East again 
and to work for the United Nations. 

"This summer, as always, Drusilla and I 
will journey briefly to Maine, so that grand- 
parents may have their quota of grand- 
children, but we are also expecting to travel 
to England for a brief visit and to attend 
the International Association for Religious 
Freedom at Oxford." 

John Dunlap has been elected to a three 
year term as a director of the Brunswick 
Area United Fund. 

Ralph Keirstead and his family have 
moved to Switzerland, where their address 
is Les Grillons, 1299 Commugny/Vaud. 
Ralph is still with Control Data Corp. 

Bob Robbins has been promoted to Ver- 
mont general manager of New York Life 
Insurance Co. 

The Maine Trial Lawyers Association 
has elected Herbert Silsby to its board of 

Rich Worth is practicing law in Edgar- 
town, Mass. 

'49 1 

ra Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 

Dick Wiley was moderator of the panel 
on law at the Fifth Campus Career Con- 
ference, Feb. 20-21. Other classmates who 
served on panels were Jim Draper, educa- 

G0GGIN '49 

John Alexander has been elected the 
first president of the Marshall County 

tion; Ed Sample, marketing; Matt Branche, 
medicine; Bill Wadman, communications; 
and Ed Goon, scientific research. 

Tim Adams has been named Peace Corps 
director in Thailand. 

Bob Brownell has moved from California 
to Devon, Pa. He is second vice president 
—sales of Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., Philadelphia. 

Dave Crowell has been elected president 
of the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. 

Dickson Edson is a partner in the recent- 
ly formed insurance and real estate firm of 
Ellis-Edson-Beaudry Inc. in Owego, N.Y. 

Dr. Peter Fennel and Ruth Jeannine 
Kettenring of Monroe, La., married in De- 
cern ber. 

Fred Foley has been named a director of 
the Canal National Bank, Portland. 

Lloyd Goggin has been named vice presi- 
dent for finance and business affairs at 
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 

Bill Ireland has been elected a trustee 
of the Worcester (Mass.) Foundation for 
Experimental Biology. 

According to a note from Capt. Worthing 
West '60, Major George Milligan is serving 
with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. 

Dale Roth has moved from 4 Robin Rd. 
to 31 Victoria Lane in Yonkers, N.Y. 


Richard A. Morreli. 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Two classmates participated in the Fifth 
Campus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. Wil- 
lis Leith was a panelist on finance, and 
Ainslie Drummond was a member of the 
panel on communications. 

Herbert Bennett, out-going president of 
the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, has 
been elected to its board of governors. 

Morrill Burke, who teaches at the Uni- 
versity of Maine in Portland, headed a fac- 
ulty-student committee that planned a 
public concert by Henri Honegger, a Swiss 
cellist, on Feb. 18. 

Roy Foulke has been elected treasurer of 
the Grand Chapter of /.eta Psi. 

Hans Hittmair has left Austria and is 
living at 6300 Redwing Rd., Bethesda, Md. 

Gordon Linke has been reelected treasurer 
of the Bowdoin Club of New York. 

Class Secretary Dick Morreli was elected 
to the Brunswick Board of Selectmen in 

Sidney Nichols has been elected a trustee 
of the Union County (S.C.) United Fund. 

Sam Philbrick has announced that he 
plans to be a candidate for election to the 
1967-68 Maine Executive Council. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Webster, whose mother, Mrs. 
Sewall Webster, died on Jan. 26. 

Dr. Paul Welch addressed a meeting of 
the Bristol County (R.I.) Rescue Squads 
in March. 

Norman Winter has been promoted to 
major in the Air Force. 


Louis J. Siroy 
Parker Road 
West Chazy, N. Y. 


Bill Arnold, who is chairman of the 
Kennebec County Commissioners, has an- 


nounced that he will seek the Republican 
nomination as county commissioner again 
in the June primary election. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Leonard Ashe, whose father, David 
Ashkenazy, died on Jan. 29. 

The Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia has 
re-elected Alan Baker its Alumni Council 


Chairman: William Houston 

Headquarters: 1 South Maine 

Jim Fife served as a panelist on medicine 
during the Fifth Campus Career Confer- 
ence, Feb. 20-21. 

Joseph Gauld has been named headmaster 
of Hyde School, which will be opened as a 
private secondary school this fall. The 
school will occupy the campus of the for- 
mer Hyde Speech and Hearing Center in 

Donald Hare has joined the Norris-Ther- 
mador Corp. as assistant to the divisional 
vice president in charge of military prod- 
ucts. His address is 1484 Old House Rd., 
Pasadena, Calif. 

William Houston has been appointed to 
the Committee for Government of the Peo- 
ple, set up by Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (R- 
111.) to conduct a national education cam- 
paign on behalf of a proposed constitu- 
tional amendment on apportionment. Bill 
was chairman of the most recent Bangor- 
Brewer United Fund Campaign. 

Tom Juko was appointed chairman of 
the department of English at Woodstock 
(Conn.) Academy last year. He is now in 
his fourth year at the Academy, having re- 
signed his position as principal to get back 
where the exciting part of education is— 
the classroom. During the summer he shut- 
tles between Easthampton, L.E, and Watch 
Hill, and directs a summer music festival 
in Woodstock. 

Jon Lund played Capt. Von Trapp in 
the Lewiston-Auburn Community Little 
Theater's production of Sound of Music. 

Grover Marshall and Linda Kay Curtis 
of Bridgton were engaged in January. 

Duane Phillips has been promoted to the 
rank of major in the Connecticut Army 
National Guard and has been named assis- 
tant operations and training officer of the 
43rd Command Headquarters, Brainard 
Field, Hartford. 

Don Sawyer and his wife left in January 
for a vacation in New Orleans, Houston, 
and Mexico City. While in Houston they 
attended a reception and dinner honoring 
astronauts and their wives as guests of 
Field Enterprises Science Service. 

Hal Sewall has been re-elected secretary of 
the Bowdoin Club of New York. 

Gerald Sheehan was on the campus in 
February interviewing Seniors interested 
in working for General Electric Co. 

Richard Vokey became vice president in 
charge of First National City Bank's opera- 
tions in the United Kingdom on Feb. 1. 

pathy to Claude Bonang, whose mother, 
Mrs. Frederick Bonang, died on Feb. 25. 

All three of the Ted Brodies' children 
are in school now. Ted is sales and contract 
manager for New England Insulation Co., 
which has offices in Boston and Portland. 

Volunteers for International Technical 
Assistance, of which Ben Coe is executive 
director, has received a three-year $72,000 
grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. 

In January John Cooper was elected 
president of the Summit (N.J.) First Aid 

William Hazen has been elected assistant 
vice president of Tri-Continental Corp., the 
nation's largest diversified publicly- traded 
investment company, and of the Mutual 
Funds of Broad Street Group. 

Russell Kelleran recently passed his New 
York State Bar examination, according to a 
note from George Craighead '25. 

Dr. John Leonard is on active duty as a 
physician at Chelsea (Mass.) Naval Hos- 
pital. He is living in Boxford, Mass. 

The January issue of The Phillips Exeter 
Bulletin carried the following report on 
Leland Ludwig: "Approximately a year 
after graduation from Exeter, Leland Lud- 
wig III joined the Experiment in Inter- 
national Living while a student at Bow- 
doin and spent several months in France 
with the Mauchamp family. This past sum- 
mer Lee had his first opportunity to return 
their kindnesses. Oliver Mauchamp, then 
five years old but now a 21 -year-old pre- 
dental student, visited the Ludwigs in 
Houlton, Me., and brushed up his con- 
versational English preparatory to continu- 
ing his dental studies in the United States. 
Lee admits that his French has slipped 
these 16 years and Mauchamp's English 
was much more fluent. Mauchamp spent 
several weeks working for Petroleum Prod- 
ucts Inc., of which Lee is Vice President." 

Cam Niven was elected to the Brunswick 
Board of Selectmen in March. 

Chris Packard spoke on birds of Maine 
at a meeting of the Town and County 
Family Workshop in Gardiner. 

Vaughan Walker and his family are 
located in Wilmington, Del., after having 
spent six years in Los Angeles. Vaughan 
has the mysterious title of Lycra strategist. 
In January he wrote: "Libby and I would 
like to see any of my old Bowdoin friends 
if they happen to be in the area . . . Also 
would like to hear from any other Bowdoin 
men who belong to the Experimental Air- 
craft Association, the homebuilt aircraft 
fraternity. Am just starting on a project of 
my own— a V-J22' single engine amphibian 
(two seater) to be powered by a 100 hp. 
pusher engine. Expect to be flying it in 
the spring of 1968." Vaughan's address is 
No. 4452 Nemours Bldg., Wilmington, Del. 
1 9898. 

David Woodruff has been appointed man- 
ager of sales for Marine Midland Trust Co.'s 
Bullalo, N.Y., Municipal Securities Dept. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

'53 s 


1418 Alewa Drive 
onolulu, Hawaii 96817 

He and Carolyn and their children con- 
tinue to live at 3719 Forest Grove Dr., An- 
nandale, Va. 

Farnham Damon has been elected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the new Minuteman Bow- 
doin Club, which is centered in Concord, 

Frank Farrington has been promoted to 
director of agencies at Union Mutual Life 
Insurance Co.'s Portland office. 

Geoffrey Houghton has been appointed 
merchandising manager for the Hamilton 
Beach Division of Scovill Manufacturing 
Co., Racine, Wis. He is responsible for 
merchandising the company's electric knife 

Dudley Hovey is associated with the Mas- 
sachusetts Division of Employment Security 
as a personnel interviewer. 

Roger Levesque, manager of Sears' store 
in Bath, announced in February that Sears, 
Roebuck and Co. will open a full-line de- 
partment store in the shopping center being 
developed at Cook's Corner in Brunswick. 

Ralph Levi was general chairman of the 
1966 cerebral palsy fund raising campaign 
in Danvers, Mass., during January. 

Tom Pickering wrote in February: "Spent 
late 1964, early 1965 studying Swahili in 
Washington. Sent to Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 
April 1965 and became principal officer of 
the consulate in October. My assignment to 
Zanzibar is for two years." 

Paul Revere has been elected president 
of the recently-formed Concord Minuteman 
Bowdoin Alumni Club. In February he was 
the subject of an Associated Press feature 
story, which indicated that this descendant 
of the famed patriot preferred cars to 
horses. Who's to say that the first P.R. 
wouldn't have wanted to hit the road in a 
Rolls Royce rather than on a horse? 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Francis Valente, whose father, 
Francis L. Valente, died on Feb. 11. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 

Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, Allen, 

& McKusick 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 04111 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 

Jay Carson has left the General Electric 
Co. and is now associated with the Union 
Metal Manufacturing Co. of Canton, Ohio. 

Charles Ranlett, William Hoffman, and 
Charles Ladd served on panels during the 
Fifth Campus Career Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

John Belka is the new vice president of 
the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

John Church has been elected assistant 
secretary-treasurer and luncheon chairman 
of the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. 

Albert Farrington has been named assis- 
tant manager of the life department of the 
Dunlap Agency in Auburn. 

Class Secretary Horace Hildreth has an- 
nounced that he will be a candidate in the 
June Republican primary for nomination 
as state senator from Cumberland County. 

Charles Howard has been named director 
of alumni relations at The New Hampton 
(N.H.) School. He has been a member of 
the faculty since 1957. In his new position 
he will manage the school's annual giving 
program as well as the alumni office. 

The Rev. Ernest Johnson was honored by 
members of the Union Congregational 
Church of Weymouth and Braintree, Mass., 
which he serves, on the 10th anniversary of 
his ordination. They presented him with a 



sterling silver Paul Revere bowl and a four- 
volume set of the Interpreters Dictionary 
of the Bible. In February the Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminar) 7 Alumni Association award- 
ed him a chair for his meritorious service. 

Ted Lazo and Katherine Esther McAlen- 
ney of Woodbridge, Conn., became engaged 
in February. 

Gerald Lewis has been appointed town 
chairman for the 1966 Andover (Mass.) 
March of Dimes campaign. 

John Malcolm has been elected secretary- 
treasurer of the Bowdoin Club of Philadel- 

Leonard Mulligan has been elected a 
trustee of the Hyde School, a private sec- 
ondare school which will open in Bath this 

Joseph O'Connor and Jane Elizabeth 
Hurley married on Feb. 19. 

Capt. Ed Trecartin returned from Ger- 
many in December to attend an officer 
career course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 
When he has completed the course in May, 
he will be sent to the Army hospital at 
Fort Ord, Calif. 

Alan Werksman wrote in February: "Wife 
Ann and I journeyed to Wayland, Mass., 
this past weekend to visit with Mickey and 
Sharon Weiner '53. They're doing fine. I am 
practicing law in New Jersey and am trying 
to support sons Michael '80, David '81, and 
Danny '83. They already have the appetites 
of freshmen." 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 

The Rev. Jim Babcock wrote in January: 
"Nancy and I spent three glorious weeks 
touring southern England last October. 
London is a marvelous city. Worshipped 
one Sunday in the rebuilt Coventry Cathe- 
dral. After eight years on the Cape, six of 
them as rector of the Church of the Holy 
Spirit at Oleans, Mass., I have accepted the 
call of Trinity Church, Canton, Mass., to 
become their rector effective March 11. I 
will miss the Cape but am looking forward 
to being nearer Boston. Our address: 47 
Wildewood Drive, Canton, Mass." 

Bob Burr has been elected employment 
officer of the National Shawmut Bank of 
Boston, according to a note we received 
from Sam Ladd '29. 

Don Coleman has been elected vice presi- 
dent of the Richard C. Knight Insurance 
Agency Inc. of Boston. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Delaney's fourth child, 
Brian, was born on Jan. 12. 

Doug Morton was a member of the panel 
on finance during the Fifth Campus Career 
Conference, Feb. 20-21. 

Dr. Bernard Passman has opened an office 
for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology 
in East Hartford, Conn. 

Jack Swenson is vice president of the 
new Minuteman Bowdoin Club. 

Joe Tecce had two papers published in 
1965: "The Relationship of Anxiety (Drive) 
and Response Competition in Problem Solv- 
ing," Journal of Abnormal Psychology; and 
"Anxiety, Defensiveness, and 17-Hydroxy- 
corticosteroid Excretion," Journal of Ner- 
vous and Mental Disease. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Bert Barton has moved from Watchung, 
N.J., to Madison, Wis., where he is a tech- 
nical representative for Union Carbide 
Corp. He married on April 6, 1963, and a 
daughter, Denise Anne, was born to him 
and Diana on Aug. 18, 1964. 

Dave Bird has been elected president of 
the Bowdoin Club of Chicago. 

Headquarters: 1 South Winthrop 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Phil Boggs, whose mother, Mrs. 
William G. Boggs, died on Feb. 16. 

Curtis Brewer has been elected chairman 
of the prospective students committee of 
the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. He was 
on the campus in February interviewing 
Seniors interested in working for Pennsalt 
Chemical Corp. 

Capt. Briah Connor has a new address: 
Mortar Btry, 2nd Br., 12th Marine Regt., 
3rd Marine Division FMF (BLT 3/4) , FPO 
San Francisco, Calif. 96601. 

Ron Golz has been elected vice president 
of the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia. 

John Stearns has been elected an associate 
in the Society of Actuaries. He is a member 
of the group department of Travelers In- 
surance Co. and is temporarily assigned to 
the Toronto office. 

Fred Wilkins is teaching at B.U. 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Dick Baribeau hobbled around most of 
February with a broken toe. Seems that he 
dropped a table on it. Dick no longer takes 
his little piggies for granted, says it's no 
fun trying to walk with a fractured one. 

Dick Chase wrote in February: "My 
daughter, Nancy, was recently in the hos- 
pital. I'm still with State Street Bank al- 
though I have left the real estate depart- 
ment of the personal trust division and am 
now an account supervisor— still managing 
other people's money. We have four chil- 
dren. Our last, a daughter Karen, was born 
on an easy date to remember, April 15, 
1965. Hope to get up this year, but if I do 
not I definitely will be up for our 10th re- 

Jack and Phyllis Collins have moved to 
1308 Morningside Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 
Jack was transferred following completion 
of a new research laboratory by West Vir- 
ginia Pulp & Paper Co. 

George Crane and his family have moved 
to 373 Creek Bed Rd., Mountainside, N.J. 

John Dow wrote in January: "Still a 
small town G.P. with li/ 2 children. We're 
enjoying Maine and wish more of the gang 
could participate in this relaxed life." 

Capt. Don Dyer wrote in January: "Still 
teaching in the rotc program at the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island. I was hoping I 
could complete my master's in public ad- 
ministration, which I started in January 
1965, but I have received orders for Viet- 
nam in July." 

"Life has been rather full during the past 
year," Marv Green wrote in February. "I 
became senior vice president of Visualscope 
and was given 25% of the company. In 
January I produced a film staring Jonathan 
Winters on the Coast. I will be returning 
shortly to work on a production for abc. 
We now live in Sea Cliff on Long Island 
and do a great deal of racing and cruising 
during the summer." 

This report from John Humphrey in 
February: "Hercules moved us to South 
Carolina just in time for a white Christ- 
mas. We're building a new plant for the 
manufacture of the primary raw material 
for polyester fibers and films. My functions 
include control lab supervision and tech- 
nical service to the plant. Our daughter, 
Lisa, is growing like a weed and will be 
two in May." 

Frank Kinnelly and his family have 
moved from Bladensburg, Md., to 2708 
North Florida St., Arlington, Va. 

Ed Langbein, still a captain, is a battalion 
executive officer at Fort Dix, N.J. He has 
received orders to report to the West Coast 
on Aug. 7 for movement to the 1st Cavalry 
Division in Vietnam. This will be his sec- 
ond tour there. His first was interrupted 
when he was wounded by a V.C. grenade. 
While he is in Asia, Nancy will live in 
Brunswick, where the Langbeins have pur- 
chased a home. In February Ed was back on 
the campus to serve on the military service 
panel during the Fifth Annual Career Con- 

John McGlennon was on the government 
service panel during the Campus Career 

Pete Orne has left wcbs-tv in New York, 
where he was an account executive and 
sales supervisor, to become general sales 
manager of wten in Albany, N.Y. 

Ted Parsons will begin his first year of 
residency in internal medicine at Boston 
Veteran's Administration Hospital in July. 

John Snow was on the campus in March 
interviewing Seniors interested in working 
for Price Waterhouse. 

Capt. Bob Wagg wrote in February: 
"Well, the three Waggs are once again 
settled— this time in Germany and ironicallv 
with tne same unit with which I served 
thr€e action-packed years. Presently I'm S-l 
and headquarters detachment commander." 


OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

Capt. Dick Allen has a new address: 3rd 
Admin. Co., 3rd Inf. Div., APO New York 

Ken Carpenter was co-author of "James 


Russell Lowell on Democracy," which ap- 
peared in Papers of the Bibliographical 
Society of America, Fourth Quarter, 1965. 
He was on the campus in February to at- 
tend the dedication of the Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library. 

Jim Fawcett served on the panel on fi- 
nance during the Fifth Campus Career Con- 
ference, Feb. 20-21. 

Ted Gibbons and Candace Starr-Louisa 
MacDonald of Dedham, Mass., married on 
Jan. 15. 

Phil Given and his wife, Janet, moved 
to Carlisle, Mass., just before Christmas 
and are very happy there. Phil is in his 
fifth year of teaching in Lexington and 
enjoys it very much. Their address in Car- 
lisle is Maple Street. 

Francis Johnson was on the campus in 
February interviewing students interested 
in working for Ernst & Ernst. 

Klaus-Dieter Klimmeck was appointed 
judge of the district court of Brunswick, 
Germany, last fall. 

A second son and third child, Gregory, 
joined Doug and Anne MacKinnon's family 
on Dec. 23. David is now four and Jenifer 
is three. 

Bob Packard, wife Robbi, and son Erik 
are living in Wilder, Vt. Bob is a Ph.D. 
candidate in mathematics at Dartmouth and 
is a National Science Foundation Faculty 

James Robertson began teaching a 10- 
week course in securities and investing in 
the adult education program at Lawrence 
(Mass.) High School on Jan. 27. 

Paul Todd wrote in February: "Third 
son, Trevor Albert Todd, was born last 
November. Still on the Berkley faculty, but 
we expect to be turning our eyes eastward 
at the end of the academic year." 

After receiving his professional degree of 
architecture from Columbia last June, Taki 
Tsomides toured Europe and Asia Minor. 
He is now working in Boston with Perry, 
Dean, Hepburn & Stewart. 

Gordie Weil is still working for the Eu- 
ropean Community in Brussels, and his 
wife is an economist at the Banque de 
Bruxelles. Gordie is doing research on the 
Community's external relations. They've 
been to Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Minsk, 
Moscow, and Leningrad. They hope to 
visit Greece this year. 

Dr. Houghton White is joining the staff 
of Merrymeeting Medical Group as its 
pediatrician in July. For the past two 
years, he has been a resident at Maine 
Medical Center, Portland. On Jan. 6 he 
became the father of James Phinney Baxter 

Roger Whittlesey and his wife announce 
the birth of Henry Clark on Dec. 18. 

Stellan Wollmar and Jane Margaret Stew- 
art of Glen Rock, N.J., married on Feb. 20. 


Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Ave. 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Classmates who were panelists during the 
Fifth Annual Career Conference Feb. 20-21 
were Roland O'Neal and Macey Rosenthal, 
education; and Bob Garrett, law. 

Capt. Harold Aldrich wrote in February: 
"Moved to Vietnam in August 1965 with 

the First Air Cavalry Division. Will be re- 
assigned to States sometime in the summer 
of 1966 to attend a career course at Fort 
Benning. I'm still unattached with little 
prospect of change in status in my present 

Tough Life Dept.: From Tap Goode- 
nough's column, "Skier's Scrapbook," for 
the Feb. 7 edition of the Quincy, Mass., 
Patriot-Ledger comes the following intelli- 
gence: "Tall, blond, rangy John Christie 
skis more than 100 miles downhill weekly 
on rugged Sugarloaf Mountain, and he gets 
paid for it." Goodenough does, however, 
go on to say that John has been working 
hard for the money he's been earning. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Dunn, whose father, Mr. Wil- 
liam W. Dunn, retired headmaster of the 
Kents Hill School, died on March 8. 

Dick Fogg and Carolyn Kane of Newton 
Centre, Mass., married on Feb. 12. 

Steve Frager's first child, Amy Beth, was 
born on Nov. 26. Steve is in his second year 
of surgical residency at Boston City Hos- 

Dave Gill has returned from Italy and is 
stationed in Coronado, Calif., as a staff 
communications commander for Naval Air 
Forces Pacific. 

Bob Gorra has been named cellophane 
sales representative in the mid-Atlantic 
region for Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. 

Bob Hadley will join the faculty of 
George Washington University in Septem- 
ber as an assistant professor of history. 

Al James is personnel manager at the 
Watchung, N.J., Sears, Roebuck store. He 
and his wife became the parents of a son, 
Billy, on March 16, 1965. 

Lew Kresch reports that he is completing 
his work on a master's degree at Harvard 
Business School. He recently appeared on 
the television program "Password" and 
"won a few hundred dollars— just in time 
for a tuition bill." 

A son, Phillip William, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul Rayment on Nov. 13. In 
February they moved to 11213 Mitscher St., 
Kensington, Md. 

Joyce and Mace Rosenthal report the 
arrival of a daughter, Jill Ellen Rosenthal, 
on Feb. 13. 

Colby Thresher represented Aetna Group 
Dept. during interviews with Seniors on the 
campus earlier this year. 

'60 i 

Richard H. Downes 
Ceneral Theological Seminary 

75 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Norris Ashe wrote in February: "I am 
still working as a salesman for the L. G. 
Balfour Co. We moved into a new home 
last April. It is very close to a golf course. 
We have three girls, Karen (6) , Lisa (5) , 
and Lorna (D/fe), who keep their parents 
very busy." 

Ray Baldridge reported in February: 
"On Sept. 24 Mary Ann and I welcomed 
Elizabeth Clarke into our family. With 
Susan Louise now over 2y 2 our house has 
been quite busy this fall and winter. With 
three women under the same roof I have 
found myself swept into a minority position 
in a few short years." 

Bob Baldwin was graduated from the 

SMITH '60 

Graduate School of Business Administra- 
tion at Columbia University in February 
and is employed by the Finance Dept. of 
General Motors Overseas Operation in New 
York City. 

Ed Bean and his wife announce the birth 
of Annemarie on Dec. 4. 

Jim Blake is currently working for an 
M.A. in English at the University of Ore- 
gon— "and trying to get used to sharing 
classrooms with co-eds." His wife is expect- 
ing their second child. 

Don Bloch was promoted to captain in 
September and returned to civilian life 
before the end of November. He is associ- 
ated with Widett & Kruger, Boston, in the 
practice of law. 

Steve Burns wrote in January: "I have 
just completed my thesis, and I hope to 
receive my Ph.D. at the end of this (fall) 
semester. I shall be post-doctoring at Har- 
vard until September." 

John Clapp is studying for a master's in 
psychology at Columbia's Teacher's College. 

Phil Clifford has left his job in Portland 
and is attending the graduate school of 
business administration at Cornell. He 
hopes to get his degree in February 1968. 
His address is 903 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 

Harrison Davis has been a special agent 
for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. since July. He was chairman of the 
1966 cancer drive for Cornwall and Corn- 
wall-on-Hudson, N.Y. His wife, Betsie, is 
expecting their third child in June. Jeffrey 
Wagner is 414 and Jonathan Adams is 1. 

George Entin is with Humble Oil Co. in 
Amsterdam, N.Y. He expected to be trans- 
ferred to its Albany, N.Y., office in April. 

Don Erikson was on the campus earlier 
this year interviewing Seniors interested in 
working for his firm, Travelers Insurance 

Dave Foster wrote in March: "After my 
release from Army active duty in June, 
1965, I returned to the University of Wis- 
consin to complete work for a doctorate in 
English, which will take another two years 
at least. Since our return to Wisconsin, my 
wife, Suzy, and I have made contact with 
Dan Calder, now at Indiana U., and John 
Lyons, former Bowdoin faculty now an as- 
sociate professor of English at Wisconsin." 

Hilton and Jackie Fowler announce the 
birth of Lisa Caroline on Nov. 14. Hilton 
is a resident at the Memorial Hospital for 
Cancer and Allied Diseases in conjunction 
with his residency in internal medicine at 
Bellevue Hospital, New York. 

The engagement of Sheldon Goldthwait 
and Suanne Morse of Upper Montclair, N.J., 
was announced in January. 

Russ Hawkins is moving from Sanford to 


Berkshire School in June to teach French 
and to coach hockey. Their second son, Wil- 
liam Scott, was born in October. 

Tonv Leach is back at the University of 
Pennsylvania working on his Ph.D. in clas- 
sical studies after serving in the Army until 
June 1965. His address is 4323 Spruce St., 

Bob and Libby Lemieux became the par- 
ents of Stephanie, their second child, on 
Aug. 20. 

In January one of Colby College's largest 
athletic fields was named in honor of Steve 
Loebs's father, Gilbert F., who was for many 
years chairman of the department of health 
and physical education. 

John Luke has been promoted to lieu- 
tenant in the Navy and has a new address: 
2010 Seidenburg Ave., Key West, Fla. 

John Millar was on the campus earlier 
this year interviewing Seniors. He was rep- 
resenting Boston Gas Co. 

Fred Mver is studying Russian at the 
Army language school, Monterey, Calif. 

Charles Mylander wrote in February: 
"Maureen and I have moved out West. I 
am a student in the operations research 
program at Stanford and am working to- 
ward a Ph.D. We will be back in the Wash- 
ington-Md. area for the summer." 

A daughter, Patricia Eileen, was born to 
the Ward O'Neills on Nov. 20. 

The Rev. George Pomeroy has resigned 
as assistant minister at Larchmont Avenue 
Church, Larchmont, N.Y., to accept a call 
to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Glenolden, Pa. 

Glenn Richards has returned to school 
teaching in Coventry, R.I., after 4i/ 2 years 
with the Army. He is living in the manner 
of a country squire at Mt. Hygeia Rd., rfd 
2, Chepachet, R.I. 

Bob, Gerry, John, Kelly, Jennie, and 
Laura Marie Roach have moved to 23 Wat- 
son Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214. Bob con- 
tinues with Bell Telephone there and is 
coaching swimming at the ymca. 

Dave Russell is living at 14 Oakland St., 
Willbraham, Mass. 

Ken Russell is out of the Navy. 

Pete Sheldon is studying Japanese in 
Tokyo, "but I'm far from fluent." 

Pete Smith and Marjorie Diane Kester of 
Fast Norwich, N.Y., are engaged. 

Bob Smith has been appointed assistant 
manager at the Hartford agency of Connec- 
ticut General Life Insurance Co. 

Dan Soule is teaching history at Orono 
High School. He and Mary, with son Danny, 
are living at 13 Pond St. 

Chris Tintocalis is in his first year at the 
California College of Podiatry and is secre- 
tarv of his class. "I've been living in Sausa- 
lito," he wrote in February, "because it is 
like living on the 'rock-bound coast.' It is 
located very near San Francisco. I would be 
glad to hear from any Bowdoin men in the 
'Frisco area." His home address is 59 Al- 
exander. The college is located at 1770 
Eddy St. in San Francisco. 

John Trump is in his second year of 
M.IT.'s two year program in industrial 

Capt. Worthing West, who is serving in 
Vietnam, has a new address: 1st MI Det, 
1st Infantry Division, APO San Francisco 


Lawrence C. Bickpord 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Headquarters for the Class's fifth reunion 
will be No. 19 North Winthrop. A get-to- 
gether will be held at the headquarters on 
Friday night, and there will be an outing 
at the shore on Saturday after the com- 
mencement dinner. Information can be 
obtained from Larry Bickford, reunion 
chairman, or from any of the reunion com- 
mittee members, Dave Carlisle, Charlie 
Prinn, Ron Cole, Jack Huston, or Brad 

Pete Bergholtz and his wife have three 
boys, the most recent being born on Jan. 7. 
Pete is with New England Telephone in 
Boston as a sales manager. They live in 
Wakefield, Mass. 

Bill Chase and Judith Van Hof of Ports- 
mouth, R.I., married on Jan. 29. 

John Churchill is teaching Spanish in 
New Britain, Conn., and working part-time 
for a master's at Trinity. He sees Tom 
Marshall '60 every so often, as well as Tom 
Hoisington '62, who is working for his Ph.D. 
in Russian at Yale. 

James Cohen is alumni treasurer of Al- 
pha Rho Upsilon Fraternity. 

Dave Cole has been promoted to Colorado 
State manager by Heublein Inc. His new 
residence address is Apartment 305, 1380 
Steele St., Denver, Colo. 80206. 

Charles Cushman has his master's in 
English and is working on his doctorate at 
the University of Massachusetts. He and 
Anna had their second child, Christopher 
Scott, on June 6, 1965. 

Sam and Sara Jane Elliot are enjoying 
their daily diet of skiing in their moun- 
tainous back yard. "We are looking for a 
teaching position (history) in a private 
school in New England," Sam wrote in 
February. Their address is Leysin American 
School, 1854 Leysin, Switzerland. 

Gerry Haviland has been promoted to 
supervisor-retail development in the Spring- 
field District of Mobil Oil Co. He was pre- 
viously a dealer management consultant in 
Hartford, Conn. 

According to a report received in late 
January, Herbert Koenigsbauer is a captain 
in the Army stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. 

John and Jane Lunt announce the birth 
of a daughter, Lisa Colcock, on Feb. 6. 

Dave Mudarri is an economist for the 
Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 
Washington, D.C. "I am still single," he 
wrote recently, "and D.C. is certainly a 
bachelor's paradise." 

Peter Scott and Peggy Ann Jones of Ox- 
ford, N.Y., married on Dec. 18. 

William Sloan presented a paper, "Rocket 
Measurements of the Solar Surface in the 
Light of Lyman Alpha, 1216 Angstroms," 
at a meeting of the American Astronomical 
Society in March. 

It appears that Newton Spurr and his 
family are settling down. After having gone 
through five moves, they have been living 
in North Reading, Mass., for more than a 
year and a half. His wife, Judy, and chil- 
dren, Kathi (3) and Michael (1) are fine. 
Newton is employed as an auditor with 
F.rnst & Ernst, Boston. 

Russ Wight wrote in February: "The 

year 1965 was a big one for me. I married 
in January and a son, Christopher Thomas, 
was born on Dec. 10. I left my real estate 
sales work to form my own real estate 
holding corporation." 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiolietti 
519 East Algonquin Road 
Arlington Heights, 111. 60005 

Thorsten Ackerson is in his first year at 
Penn's Graduate School of Business. His 
address is 4011 Baltimore Ave., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 19104. 

Fred Beatty and Ruth Littman of Little 
Neck, N.Y., plan to marry in June. 

Bernard Beaudoin received his master's 
in industrial management from the Alfred 
P. Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. 
last June. He is employed in the training 
program of the New England Electric Sys- 
tem in Boston. His address is 157 Raymond 
St., Cambridge, Mass. 02140. 

Bill Beeklcy, in his senior year at Boston 
University School of Medicine, and Family 
Dorothy Allen are engaged. They plan to 
marry in June. 

Bob Chaffee married the former Dorothy 
E. Droschn on Jan. 6. She is an editorial 
assistant at The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, 
Mass. They are living in nearby Lenox. Bob 
is a photographer on the same newspaper. 

Ted Curtis will be campaign coordinator 
for the Reed for Governor Committee this 

Boyd Finch and Diana Rae Vail plan to 
marry in June. 

Spencer Greason is now a captain in the 
Army and is stationed at Fort Sill. 

Warren Greeley is working toward a 
master's in economics at Tufts. 

According to a note from Capt. Worthing 
West '60, Lt. Charles Leach is serving with 
the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Pete Mone, whose father, Edward 
P. Mone, died on Feb. 17. 

Lt. Charles Perrine completed a six- 
month ordnance officer career course at the 
Army Ordnance Center and School, Aber- 
deen Proving Ground, Md., on Jan. 20. 

Steve Piper hopes to complete his work 
at Stanford for a Ph.D. in mathematics in 

Lt. Bob Priestly, maintenance officer for 
the directorate of services at Fort Dix, N.J., 
received the Army Commendation Medal in 
January for "exceptionally meritorious and 
faithful service." 

Allen Prince has been named actuarial 
assistant, group division, at the home office 
of Aetna Life & Casualty, Hartford, Conn. 

Roger Riefler wrote in January: "Look- 


ing forward to getting my Ph.D. (hope- 
fully) in June. Carol and I just returned 
from a two-week vacation in sunny Hawaii, 
but are unfortunately losing our tans in 
Seattle's 'mists.' " 

Last winter Paul Riseman spent 10 days 
in specialized training at Springfield, Mass., 
as a member of Massachusetts Mutual's 
home office school for career underwriters. 
Paul is associated with the William S. 
Braunig Agency in Boston. 

Dave Roberts has been reelected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Bowdoin Club of 

Henry Schumacher wrote in March: "I'm 
currently enjoying a year of graduate study 
in tropical pomology at the University of 
Hawaii under an East-West Center Grant. 
I hope to return to the Southeast Asia 
Theater next year for further agricultural 
education and development work." 

Charlie Speleotis has been named chair- 
man of a citizens' advisory committee for 
the redevelopment of Peabody, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Peter Valente, whose father, Fran- 
cis L. Valente, died on Feb. 11. 

Peter and Judith Kay Memeroff of 
Brooklyn married on Feb. 19. 

The engagement of Paul Weston and 
Linda Eileen Dox of Pittsburgh has been 
announced. They plan to wed in June. 

John Wyman has been named business 
office manager in Manchester, N.H., by 
New England Telephone. 


Charles J. Micoleau 
RFD #1 
Rockport 04956 

Dave Bartlett is an operations officer 
aboard the experimental patrol craft USS 

Bill Chapman wrote in January: "I'm out 
of the Army and living at home in Phila- 
delphia. I started work with Scott Paper 
in their consumer's representative program 
the first of the year." 

Jim Coffin's engagement to Joan Carol 
Austin was announced in February. 

Lt. Dave Collins and Holiday McCutchin 
of Billings, Mont., are engaged. 

In response to a letter from Steve Crab- 
tree, a Peace Corpsman in Ethiopia and a 
former Haddon Heights (N.J.) business 
office manager for the New Jersey Bell 
Telephone Co., telephone employees in 
Camden County, N.J., have sent a half-ton 
of books, enabling Steve to set up a lending 
library in Axum. The library operates out 
of Steve's home because there is no money 
for a building. 

Bob Dowling and Mary Jane Keet of 
Jamaica, N.Y. became engaged in January. 

After completing a three-year Army hitch, 
Tom Frary has returned to the College as 
a Senior and expects to receive his degree 
in June. 

Leonard Johnson returned to the campus 
to participate in the Alumni-Varsity Hock- 
ey game in March. He was on two weeks' 
leave from his assignment as a photo re- 
connaissance plane pilot for the Navy. 

Sam Ladd is temporarily living at the 
home of his parents in Brunswick. He has 
joined the trust department of the First 
National Bank in Portland. 


Lt. Bruce Leonard wrote recently, "Betty 
and I have returned from Puerto Rico and 
are now living at 304 Eastwood Dr., Jack- 
sonville, N.C. I am working in the heavy 
artillery group at Camp Lejeune." 

John Potter wrote in January: "I will 
be married on April 2 to Camela Weldon 
of Watchung, N.J. This June I expect to 
receive a B.D. from Princeton Seminary and 
to be ordained to the ministry sometime 
this summer." 

About 40 relatives, friends, and neigh- 
bors gathered at his parents home in Wake- 
field, Mass., to welcome home Lt. Dave 
Reed and to meet his bride. The homecom- 
ing took place in January. They had been 
in Germany. 

Peter Royen is living in Boston with 
Larry Lipson at 193 Harrison Ave. and is 
completing his second year at Tufts Med- 
ical School. 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 


Walter Christie returned to the campus 
to participate in the mid-winter meeting 
of the Alumni Council and the Fifth An- 
nual Career Conference. He served on the 
medical panel at the career conference. 

John and Lile Gibbons have become the 
parents of their first child, John Anthony. 

According to a note received by Fletch 
Means '57, Secretary of the San Francisco 
Bowdoin Club, Don Handal and Pete Small 
are stationed at the Coast Guard Base at 
Alameda, Calif. 

This report from Dave Henshaw in 
January: "Having more-or-less successfully 
finished the school year— with only one 
flunked student promising to kill me— and 
attended a conference to solve the Peace 
Corps policy on education, I am back in 
Puno, planning to spend the summer teach- 
ing English, preparing a syllabus for the 
coming year, and possibly teaching Spanish 
to Indian children." 

Bill Horton wrote in February: "We 
missed our first law school dance because 
Diet came down with the measles. She's 
happy because she won't get them when 
she is pregnant. I joined the Mandel Legal 
Aid Clinic. People we advise are taken ad- 
vantage of beyond belief. I'll be working 

this summer for McCarter & English, Coun- 
selors at Law, in Newark, N.J." The Hortons 
are living at 5220 South Kenwood Ave., Apt. 
401, Chicago, 111. 60615. 

The engagement of Lt. Steve Lawrence 
and Linda Kohl of Elwood, 111., was an- 
nounced in February. 

John McCarthy wrote in January: "I 
am working for my M.Ed, in counseling 
at the University of New Hampshire. Best 
wishes to all." John's address is 227 Stoke 
Hall, U.N.H., Durham, N.H. 

The engagement of Robin Muench and 
Leona Hatch of Braintree, Mass., was an- 
nounced in February. Robin is a graduate 
student in geology at Dartmouth. Leona is 
a Senior at the Mary Hitchcock School of 
Nursing in Hanover, N.H. 

Arthur Ostrander reported in February: 
"Am stationed in Zweibiicken, Germany, as 
operations officer for the transceiver net- 
work of the 7th Army. My address is 7th 
Transceiver Detachment, APO N.Y. 09872. 
Am currently directing a production of 
Bye, Bye Birdie in Kaiserslautern in addi- 
tion to duties as church organist and ap- 
pearing with a jazz trio. Enjoyed many 
visits with the Meddies this summer in 
Europe and was happy to see several Bow- 
doin men at their concerts." 

Ed Robinson wrote in February: "I spent 
Christmas with old roomie Bob Jarratt 
here in Kaiserslautern. Have also seen Jim 
Rice '62, Bill Westerbeke, Art Ostrander, 
Dave Reed '63, Larry Lippman '63, Joe 
McKane '63, and the Meddies in the last 
six months." 

Harley Schwadron wrote in January from 
Yala, Thailand, where he has been sta- 
tioned with the Peace Corps teaching Eng- 
lish and serving as a recreation organizer. 
He will complete his tour in May. "I am 
really happy about joining the Peace 
Corps," he said. "It has been one of the 
greatest experiences of my life. Now I am 
sort of worried about my reaction to the 
United States when I return. They say that 
most P.C.V.'s undergo a 'reverse culture 
shock' when they return. Probably lots of 
beer will cure that, though." 

Pete Seery is interning with Price Water- 
house and Co. under provisions of the 
M.B.A. program at the Rutgers School of 

Dave Shenker and Judith Polish of 
Evanston, 111., are engaged. 

Lt. Bob Taylor and Rochelle Klein of 
Ashtabula, Ohio, became engaged in Jan- 

Phil Walls, who is at Tufts Medical 
School, expects to be working this summer 
either again at Chelsea Naval Hospital or 
aboard ship. He has a commission in the 

Bill Westerbeke is a lieutenant with the 
headquarters battery of the 8th Division 

'65 ! 


91 Nehoiden Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Dick Andrias wrote in January: "Just 
finished combat platoon leaders course at 
Fort Benning, Ga., and am at Fort Hola- 
bird, Md., U.S. Army Intelligence School. 
After July 1 I can be reached at APO 96490 


San Francisco. I have been assigned to the 
1st Air Cavalry, Pliku, Vietnam." 

Lt. Ed Bailey has completed a combat 
platoon leader course at the Army Infantry 
School, Fort Benning, Ga. 

Lt. Curtis Chase recently completed an 
infantry officer basic course at Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga. 

Dave Cleaves, according to a note from 
his mother in January, is in the Navy. He 
was taking basic training at Great Lakes 
when she wrote. 

Tom Coffey is living at Apt. 116, 508 
West 114th St., New York 10025 until June. 

Dave Coupe, who is with Atlantic Refin- 
ing Co., visited the campus on March 2 to 
interview Seniors. In February he and Mar- 
gery Griffin of Pascoag, R.I., were married. 

Lt. Nate Dane has completed a combat 
platoon leader course at the Army Infantry 
School, Fort Benning. 

A news release received in February stated 
that Lt. Dick Dieffenbach was attending the 
Army Air Defense School at Fort Bliss, 

Richard Dixon and Nancy Nichols of 
Reading, Mass., plan to marry in June. 

Sandy Doig and Jack Kelly are interning 
with Price Waterhouse and Co. under pro- 
visions of the M.B.A. program at the Rut- 
gers School of Business. 

Terrence Dwyer and Robin Schofield of 
Boston plan to marry in August. 

Brad Eames is engaged to Miss Lesley 
MacFarlane of Marion, Mass. Brad reported 
for his two-year tour of Army duty on 
March 4 and began with artillery training 
at Fort Sill, Okla. 

The engagement of Gilbert Ekdahl and 
Carolyn R. Weathers of Pawtucket, R.I., 
was announced in February. They plan to 
marrv on June 18. 

The engagement of Richard Gelerman 
and Carole E. Rice of Chelsea, Mass., was 
announced in January. They plan to wed 
on June 26. 

Fitzhugh Hardcastle expected to be com- 
missioned by the Navy in February. After 
that he was to be sent to amphibious school 
in Coronado, Calif. 

Barry Hawkins and Lilyan Carol Ferraz- 
zano of Warren, R.I., married on Jan. 29. 

John Kelley and Louise St. Laurent of 
Fall River, Mass., married on Feb. 9. 

Lt. Dick Leaver was attending the Army 
Air Defense School at Fort Bliss, Tex., ac- 
cording to a news release received in Jan- 

In late January the Carnegie Hero Fund 
Commission announced that Bill Pennell 
had been awarded a medal and cash award 
of $750 for saving the life of Russ Weigel 
in 1963 after Russ had become trapped on 
a rork in a White Mountain chimney at 
Dixfield Notch, N.H. Hill is attending grad- 
uate school at McGill University. 

The engagement of Lt. Bob Peterson and 
Carol Cheever of Amherst, N.H., was an- 
nounced in January. 

It. John Putnam has completed a combat 
platoon leader course at the Army Infantry 
School, Fort Benning. 

In December Gerald Rath became en- 
gaged to Margie Gould of Richmond, a 
sister of Jim Gould '60. Margie is a Junior 
at Simmons and Gerald is in his first year 
al Harvard Law. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Adam Ross, whose mother, Mrs. 
Phyllis Ross, died on Feb. 26. 

Sam Rost and Ellen Miller Burger of 
Fairfield, Conn., are engaged. They plan to 
marry in June. 

Lt. Don Rucker recently completed an 
infantry officer basic course at Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga. 

Dave Stevenson wrote in January: "On 
Nov. 27 I became engaged to Mary Ellen 
Peterson, a junior at the University of 
Maine and a resident of Needham, Mass. 
We plan to be married on Aug. 20." 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
10-D Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

A son, Scott Kelogg, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Jeff Rutherford on Feb. 9. 

A daughter, Sarah, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Barry Smith on Jan. 2. 

Jim Willey and Barbara Jean Corey of 
Bangor are engaged. 

John Wilson and Carla Lee Tukey of 
Bath are engaged. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
38 Harpswell Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Leslie Ferlazzo and Susan Christine Far- 
rell of Amesbury, Mass., married on Feb. 19. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to William Mone, whose father, Ed- 
ward P. Mone, died on Feb. 17. 



Dan Driscoll has been named super- 
visor of Fabius, N.Y. 


9 r* O Dr - Charles F. Phillips, President of 
%J £ Bates, has been elected Chairman 
of the Board of Central Maine Power Co. 

' PZ. £C victor L - Butterfield, President of 
J J Wesleyan University since 1943, has 
announced that he will retire in 1967. 

5 r* Q Joseph B. Chaplin will retire as 
^J Q Associate Director of Admissions at 
the University of Maine on Aug. 1. 

?/?-i Warren G. Hill, President of Trcn- 
O J. ton (N.J.) State College, has been 
named Connecticut's first permanent direc- 
tor of higher education. He will assume 
his new duties on July 1. 


Robert K. Bcckwith, chairman of the 
Music Dept., has been named to the Le- 
high University Visiting Committee on the 
Fine Arts. 

Naomi Brawn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Leonard Prawn and a Freshman at Fort 

Kent State College, has been named the 
first recipient of the Adele Woodward 
Scholarship, which was established this 
past year by the teachers of School Union 
46. Naomi's father is a member of the 
buildings and grounds staff. 

Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Edward Little 
Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and 
Professor of English, spoke at a meeting of 
the Middle Atlantic District of the Ameri- 
can College Public Relations Association in 
January. Governor Reed has appointed him 
chairman of the Maine Commission for the 
Higher Education Act. 

President Coles represented the College 
at the inauguration of Shannon McCune 
as president of the University of Vermont 
on April 16. 

Judith Cornell, wife of Thomas B. Cor- 
nell of the Art Dept., was a soloist at a 
concert of the Portland Symphony Orchestra 
in February. 

Athern P. Daggett '25, William Nelson 
Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and 
International Law and Government, repre- 
sented the College at ceremonies commem- 
orating the 75th anniversary of Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College on March 12. 

John C. Donovan, DeAlva Stanwood Alex- 
ander Professor of Government and chair- 
man of the department, has been elected 
to the board of directors of Merrymeeting 
Community Action Inc. He has also been 
named to the platform committee of the 
Maine Democratic Party. 

Miss Margaret E. Dunlop, Assistant in 
Admissions, has been appointed to the ad- 
missions and distribution committee of the 
Brunswick Area United Fund. 

Philippe Egginton, a Teaching Fellow in 
French, has been elected president of Bow- 
doin's International Club. 

A. Myrick Freeman of the Economics 
Dept. has been awarded a Ph.D. by the 
University of Washington. 

Friends extend their sympathy to Profes- 
sor Freeman, whose mother died on Feb. 1. 

Dean of Students A. LeRoy Greason Jr. 
has been elected a trustee of the Hyde 
School, a private secondary school which 
will open in Bath this fall. 

Alton H. Gustafson, chairman of the 
Dept. of Biology, attended a two day meet- 
ing of the Undergraduate Equipment Pro- 
gram advisory panel of the National Sci- 
ence Foundation in Washington during 
February. Professor Gustafson's wife, Maude, 
has resigned as sixth grade teacher at 
Brunswick Junior High School. She had 
been on the faculty for three years. 

Prof. Paul V. Hazelton '42 of the Dept. 
of Education has been elected president of 
the Topsham Public Library Association. 

Ernst C. Helmreich, Thomas Brackett 
Reed Professor of History and Political 
Science, has been appointed to the Maine 
Senatorial Apportionment Commission. 

Douglas I. Hodgkin. Instructor in Gov- 
ernment, spoke on the issue of two or four 
year terms for members of the House of 
Representatives at an "education night" 
sponsored by the Wales Grange. 

Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. '50, Vice Presi- 
dent for Administration and Finance, has 
been named to the Canal National Bank's 
Bath-Brunswick-Boothbav Harbor Advisory 


Prof. Charles E. Huntington of the Biol- 
ogy Dept. gave an illustrated talk on birds 
and gardens of England at a meeting of 
the Topsham Garden Club in January. 

A book, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., 
1835-1915, by Edward C. Kirkland H'61, 
Frank Mussey Professor of History Emeri- 
tus, has been published by Harvard Univer- 
sity Press. 

Robert E. Knowlton '60 of the Biology 
Dept. served on the panel on science dur- 
ing the Fifth Campus Career Conference, 
Feb. 20-21. 

Fritz C. A. Koelln, George Taylor Files 
Professor of Modern Languages, has been 
appointed chairman of the German Dept. 

Friends extend their sympathy to the 
family of Lionel B. Laberge, who died on 
Jan. 24. Mr. Laberge had been a custodian 
at the College for the past two years. 

Moulton Union Director Donovan D. 
Lancaster '29 was chairman of a panel 
discussion entitled "The Small College 
Union" at the 52nd annual conference of 
the Association of College Unions-Inter- 
national March 20-23 in New Orleans. 

Professor of Romance Languages Eaton 
Leith has been elected to a three year term 
as a director of the Brunswick Area United 

A son, Aaron David, was born to Assis- 
tant Professor of Economics and Mrs. Wes- 
ley H. Long on Feb. 16. 

A daughter, Kari Lee, was born to Assis- 
tant Professor of Economics and Mrs. John 
L. McEntaffer on Feb. 26. 

C. Douglas McGee, chairman of the 
Dept. of Philosophy, spoke at Waynflete 
School, Portland, in February. The title 
of his talk was "The Fields of Philosophy." 

Athletic Director Malcolm E. Morrell 
'24 has been elected president of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the rul- 
ing sports body for Maine's four major 

Prof. James M. Moulton of the Biology 
Dept. has been elected president of the 
Bath-Brunswick Mental Health Association. 

Development Officer C. Warren Ring has 
been elected chairman of the Brunswick 
Board of Selectmen and to a three year 
term as a director of the Brunswick Area 
United Fund. On Feb. 26 he and Mrs. Ring 
became the parents of their fourth child 
and first son, John Pearson. 

John E. Rogers of the Music Dept. con- 
ducted the Bowdoin College Brass Ensemble 
in a student recital at the College in 

Frank F. Sabasteanski '41 of the Dept. 
of Athletics has been elected to a three year 
term as a director of the Brunswick Area 
United Fund. 

A book by Elliott S. Schwartz of the 
Music Dept. has been selected by the jury 
of the New England Book Show for its 
current traveling exhibit. The book, The 
Symphonies of Ralph Vaughn Williams, was 
published by the University of Massachu- 
setts Press. 

Hubert S. Shaw '36, Director of Admis- 
sions, was chairman of a conference of sec- 
ondary and postsecondary schools at which 
was discussed what role Maine's educational 
product can play in the state's economic 
future. The conference was on the campus 
in March. 

Burton W. Taylor, chairman of the So- 
ciology Dept., gave a talk, "The United 
States in an Overpopulated World," at a 
meeting of the Lincoln County Cultural 
and Historical Society on Jan. 9. On Jan. 
21 he spoke at the Vermont Academy. 

Philip S. Wilder '23, Assistant to the 
President, was the editor of Overcoming 
Barriers to Educational and Cultural Com- 
munication, published by the National As- 
sociation for Foreign Student Affairs. He has 
been elected president of the Brunswick 
Area United Fund. 


George E. Dimock, Assistant Professor of 
Latin and English in 1920/21, died while 
visiting friends in Meriden, Conn, on Jan. 
12. He was 74. 

Richard G. Emerick, who taught sociol- 
ogy at Bowdoin in 1957/58, is teaching a 
course in anthropology at the University of 
Maine in Portland this semester. 


Ralph W. Crosman '96 

Ralph Wallace Crosman, a retired jour- 
nalist and freelance writer, died on Feb. 
22, 1966, in East Hampton, Conn., at the 
age of 91. Born on Oct. 4, 1874, in Mon- 
mouth, he prepared for college at Medway 
(Mass.) High School and Ashland (Mass.) 
High School and attended St. Lawrence 
University in Canton, N.Y., for a year be- 
fore entering Bowdoin as a sophomore. He 
received his A.B. degree magna cum laude 
in 1896 and the following year received a 
master of science degree at what is now 
the University of New Hampshire, where he 
was an assistant in English and biology. 
From 1898 until 1905 he was engaged in 
editorial work with magazines and book 
publishing houses in New York. After mov- 
ing to California, he was for a year editor 
of Pandex of the Press in San Francisco 
and then for some years served as Pacific 
Coast correspondent for eastern newspapers. 
From 1920 to 1932 he was a member of the 
board of directors and director of advertis- 
ing and promotion for Leighton Industries 
Inc., in San Francisco, which owned and 
operated bakeries, restaurants, a printing 
business, a laundry, a tailor shop, and other 

Mr. Crosman continued to live in San 
Francisco until 1951, when he moved back 
to New England, to Wethersfield, Conn. 
During the next fifteen years he kept up a 
lively correspondence with the Editors of 
the Ai.umnus, sending clippings of Bowdoin 
and general interest and commenting upon 
them in carefully thought-out notes. He is 
survived by two nieces, Miss Bernice L. 
Miller of Rocky Hill, Conn., with whom he 
had lived since 1951, and Mrs. Sterling T. 
Tooker of West Simsbury, Conn. He was a 
member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

George R. Gardner '01 

George Redman Gardner, an educator for 
nearly fifty years, died in Carlisle, Pa., on 
Feb. 12, 1966, at the age of 87. Born in 
Brewer on March 4, 1878, he prepared for 
college at the local high school and was 

graduated from Bowdoin cum laude in 
1901. In 1913 he received a master of arts 
degree from Columbia University. After 
teaching at Brewer High School for two 
years and serving as principal of Bridgton 
High School from 1903 to 1905, he was head 
of the Science Department at Bangor High 
School before being named principal of 
Camden High School in 1908. In 1911 he 
became principal of Brunswick High School. 
Two of Maine's most famous poets were his 
pupils— Edna St. Vincent Millay at Camden 
High and Robert P. T. Coffin '15 at Bruns- 
wick High. Three of his pupils at Bruns- 
wick, where he also taught mathematics, 
later won the Smyth Mathematics Prize at 

Mr. Gardner became a school superin- 
tendent in 1920, serving for four years in 
Lisbon, N.H., and from 1924 to 1943 in 
Auburn. He was president of the New Eng- 
land Association of School Superintendents 
in 1936-37. After retiring as a superinten- 
dent, he was a junior accountant with 
Price Waterhouse and Co. in Boston and 
an instructor in mathematics at Sampson 
College in New York. From 1948 to 1953 
he was assistant professor of accounting at 
Dickinson College and was subsequently 
made professor emeritus there. He is sur- 
vived by a daughter, Miss Margaret C. 
Gardner of Carlisle, Pa.; and two sons, Wil- 
liam K. Gardner '39 and Richard F. Gard- 
ner '42, both of Washington, D.C. He was 
a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and 
from 1940 to 1946 was treasurer of the Beta 
Theta Pi Corp. 


Winfield Chester Towne, retired plant 
attorney for the Saco-Lowell Shops in Bid- 
deford, died on Dec. 24, 1965, in Biddeford. 
Born on Nov. 14, 1880, in Kennebunkport, 
he prepared for college at Biddeford High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered Harvard Law School, from 
which he received his bachelor of laws de- 
gree in 1906. From 1903 until 1908 he was 
director of physical training at Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. He specialized 


in corporation law in Boston from 1906 
until 1942, with the exception of two years, 
1918-20, spent in Russia as assistant con- 
troller for the Y.M.C.A. While in Boston 
he helped organize Abrasive Products Inc. 
in South Braintree, Mass. 

Mr. Towne moved back to Kennebunk- 
port in 1942 and from that time until his 
retirement in 1956 was attorney for the 
Saco-Lowell Shops. A member of the Har- 
vard Club of Boston and the Maine Bar 
Association, he was a past master of Paul 
Revere Lodge of Masons in Boston. Al- 
though he had been on crutches since con- 
tracting poliomvelitis in Russia, he was a 
very fine bridge player, winning numerous 
prizes in Maine, Massachusetts and Florida, 
and serving as captain of the Harvard Club 
of Boston team. He also spent many years 
collecting valuable pieces of silverware and 
owned more than three hundred pieces, 
mostlv spoons. He read widely and could 
earn on a conversation in Greek, Russian, 
German, and French. Swimming was the 
one sport left to him, and he spent a good 
deal of time during the summer months 
swimming in the waters of the Atlantic off 
Goose Rocks Beach, at his Kennebunkport 
home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Helen Gillespie Towne, whom he married 
in Birmingham, Ala., on June 29, 1911; 
and two brothers, Alonzo Towne of Kenne- 
bunkport and Frank E. Towne '03 of 

Stan wood E. Fisher M'06 

Dr. Stanwood Elmer Fisher, for many 
years chief surgeon of ear, nose, and throat 
disorders at the Maine Eye and Ear Infir- 
mary, died in Portland on Feb. 23, 1966, 
following a long illness. Born on Sept. 2, 
1878, in Portland, he was graduated from 
Portland High School in 1897 and from the 
Maine Medical School at Bowdoin in 1906. 
From that time until his retirement in 1937, 
he was a physician and surgeon in Port- 
land. He took special training in the treat- 
ment of ear, nose, and throat disorders at 
the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 
in Boston and from 1912 until 1920 was a 
member of the faculty at the Maine Med- 
ical School. During World War I he served 
in the Army Medical Corps and was hon- 
orably discharged as a major. 

A member of the American College of 
Surgeons, the American Medical Associa- 
tion, the Maine Medical Society, the Cum- 
berland Club, the Portland Club, and the 
Portland Country Club, he was an active 
golfer before his retirement. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Frances Darker Fisher, 
whom he married in Portland on Sept. 10, 
1915; a son, Stanwood E. Fisher Jr. '41 of 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. 
Frank J. Mitchell of Sherborn, Mass., and 
Mrs. Richard Y. Chadwick of Cumberland 
Foreside; eight grandchildren; and one 

Philip P. Thompson M'06 

Dr. Philip Pickering Thompson, a physi- 
cian and surgeon in Portland for more than 
fifty years, died in that city on Feb. 16, 

1966, after a short illness. Born in Portland 
on April 29, 1881, he prepared for college 
at Portland High School, was graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1902, and at- 
tended the Maine Medical School at Bow- 
doin before he transferred to Johns Hop- 
kins Medical School, from which he received 
his M.D. degree in 1906. He also studied at 
the University in Berlin in Germany in 
1913. He interned at Carney Hospital in 
Boston and set up practice in Portland in 
1908. From 1907 until 1918 he was a mem- 
ber of the faculty at the Maine Medical 
School. He was for many years a member of 
the surgical staff at the Maine General Hos- 
pital and chief surgeon at the United States 
Marine General Hospital in Portland. He 
was also a consulting surgical staff member 
of Webber Hospital in Biddeford, a mem- 
ber of the original staff of Queens and 
Mercy Hospitals in Portland; and a long- 
time member of the staff of the Maine Eye 
and Ear Infirmary. 

Dr. Thompson was a fellow of the Ameri- 
can College of Surgeons and a member of 
the New England Surgical Society. A past 
president of the Cumberland County Med- 
ical Society and the Portland Medical Club, 
he served as a major in the Army Medical 
Corps during World War I, being stationed 
in France with Evacuation Hospital No. 22. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie 
Means Thompson, whom he married in 
Portland on June 11, 1915; two sons, Dr. 
Philip P. Thompson Jr. of Portland and 
John F. Thompson of South Portland; a 
daughter, Mrs. Philip E. Tukey Jr. of Ban- 
gor; and eleven grandchildren. 

John P. Winchell '06 

John Patten Winchell, a retired safety 
engineer, died on March 13, 1966, in Day- 
tona Beach, Fla. Born on April 16, 1883, in 
Brunswick, he prepared for college at the 
local high school and attended Bowdoin 
from 1902 until 1904. After some years in 
the Brunswick area in business, he joined 
the Bell Telephone Co. in Philadelphia in 
1911 as an accountant. A year later he be- 
came associated with the New York Tele- 
phone Co., also as an accountant. In 1924 
he became a safety engineer, spending the 
next three years in Boston and then four- 
teen years in Brunswick. During World War 
II he was a safety engineer with the New 
England Shipbuilding Corp. in South Port- 
land and at the Brunswick Naval Air Sta- 
tion. Following the war he was at Limestone 
Air Force Base for several years before re- 
turning to the Naval Air Station in Bruns- 
wick. He retired about ten years ago. 

Mr. Winchell was a member of the Na- 
tional Safety Council, the Friends Church 
in Durham, and the Veterans of Safety. He 
was well known for excellence in -the art of 
stenciling, which he taught for many years, 
and also for his skill in repairing and re- 
storing antiques. He was married twice. His 
first wife, the former Elizabeth C. Burt, 
whom he married on June 24, 1913, in 
Philadelphia, died in 1960. On April 8, 
1963, he married Mrs. Rebecca Pickering 
Bradley, who survives him, as do a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Lysbeth W. Blomgren of Largo, 
Fla.; two sons, John P. Winchell Jr. '40 of 

Treynor, Iowa, and James B. Winchell of 
Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, Thomas 
R. Winchell '07; seven grandchildren; and 
five great-grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Alpha Delta Phi. 

Edward A. Duddy '07 

Edward Augustin Duddy, a member of 
the faculty at the University of Chicago 
for nearly thirty years, died on March 4, 
1966, in Tucson, Ariz. Born in Portland on 
Jan. 17, 1884, he prepared for college at 
Portland High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin magna cum 
laude spent two years studying at Harvard 
University, from which he received a mas- 
ter of arts degree in 1908. After teaching 
English at Montana State College for two 
years and at the University of Utah for a 
year, he was engaged in newspaper work 
and farming from 1912 to 1915 in Bozeman 
and Gallatin Valley, Mont. He returned to 
Montana State College in 1915 as associate 
professor of English and taught there until 
1920, with a year out for service in the 
Army during World War I as a second 
lieutenant. In 1920 he joined the faculty 
at the University of Chicago School of 
Business as a lecturer. By 1931 he had been 
promoted to the position of professor of 
marketing at Chicago and had been ap- 
pointed editor of its Journal of Business. 
He retired from both positions in 1949. 

Professor Duddy was an administrative 
assistant in the Subsistence Homesteads 
Division of the U.S. Department of the 
Interior in 1933; principal agricultural 
economist with the Department of Agri- 
culture in 1935; and an economist with the 
Office of Price Administration in 1942. He 
was author of several textbooks and numer- 
ous articles in the field of economics. He 
was at one time president of the Chicago 
liowdoin Club. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Alice McCarthy Duddy, whom he mar- 
ried in Portland on Aug. 30, 1911; two sons, 
J. Edward Duddy of Chicago and Richard 
J. Duddy of Ruston, La.; a daughter, Miss 
Mary Alice Duddy of Brazil; a brother, 
John M. Duddy of Portland; two sisters, 
Mrs. Thomas F. Greeley of Portland and 
Mrs. John J. Devine of South Portland; six 
grandchildren; and four Bowdoin nephews, 
the sons of the late John J. Devine '11. His 
fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Harry H. Hall '13 

Harry Howes Hall, for many years a 
salesman of school supplies in Los Angeles, 
died on Feb. 8, 1966, in Fullerton, Calif. 
Born on May 19, 1891, in Hudson, Mass., he 
prepared for college at Southbridge (Mass.) 
High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated with the Bos- 
ton Woven Hose and Rubber Co. and then 
the Elson Art Publishing Co. in Boston. 
After some years with the Houghton-Mifflin 
Co., also in Boston, he moved in 1927 to 
California, where he was a representative 
with the Milton Bradley Co., selling school 
books and materials in California and Ari- 
zona. In 1955 he joined the school depart- 


ment of Macpherson's Stationers in Los 
Angeles and remained with that company 
until he retired in August 1960. 

Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mildred Allan Hall, whom he married in 
Boston on March 6, 1916; a son, Allan B. 
Hall of Fullerton, Calif. He was a member 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 

Ralph J. Faulkingham M'14 

Dr. Ralph James Faulkingham, who for 
nearly fifty years practiced medicine in New 
Brunswick, N.J., died on Jan. 13, 1966, at 
his winter home in DeLand, Fla. Born on 
Nov. 26, 1884, in Jonesport, he prepared for 
college at the local high school and attend- 
ed Colby College before entering the Maine 
Medical School at Bowdoin. He received 
his M.D. degree in 1914 and interned in 
Portland before setting up practice in New 
Brunswick, where he was for many years 
chief of gynecology at St. Peter's General 
Hospital. He was also the senior attending 
surgeon at both St. Peter's and Middlesex 
Hospital and was a member of the honor- 
ary consultant staff of both hospitals. 

Dr. Faulkingham, who retired in 1961, 
was a past president of the Middlesex 
County Medical Society and a member of 
the New Jersey and American Medical As- 
sociations and the New Brunswick Baptist 
Church. He is survived by a son, Ralph B. 
Faulkingham of Highland Park, N.J.; a 
daughter, Mrs. John S. Van Mater, also of 
Highland Park; two brothers, Lewis A. 
Faulkingham of DeLand and the Reverend 
Harold L. Faulkingham of Alton Bay, N.H.; 
and five grandchildren. He was a member 
of Zeta Psi Fraternity. 

Robert E. Cleaves Jr. '20 

Robert Earle Cleaves Jr., a former Maine 
state senator and a prominent Kora Temple 
Shrine official, died on Jan. 12, 1966, in 
Portland. Born on May 3, 1898, in Dor- 
chester, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Hebron Academy and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin joined his father in 
the Portland lumber firm of R. E. Cleaves 
& Son, of which he was later for some years 
President. He was also vice president of the 
Van Buren-Madawaska Lumber Co. During 
the 1940's he served in both the Maine 
House of Representatives and the Maine 
Senate, where he was chairman of the Ap- 
propriations Committee. At one time or 
another he was president of the Portland 
Lions Club and the Portland Shrine Club, 
master of Cornerstone Lodge of Masons, 
commander of the Portland Commandery 
of the Knights Templar, potentate of Kora 
Temple, and president of the Maine State 
Chamber of Commerce. He was also presi- 
dent of the New England Wholesale Lum- 
ber Association, president of the Naples 
Golf and Country Club Association, and 
president of a non-profit corporation known 
as Western Maine Timber Salvage, or- 
ganized in the fall of 1947 to salvage timber 
from fire-swept southwestern Maine. 

A veteran of Navy service in World War 
I, Mr. Cleaves was a member of the Wood- 
fords Congregational Church in Portland, 

a 33rd Degree Mason, and a member of the 
Royal Order Court of Jesters. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Stearns 
Cleaves, whom he married on June 30, 
1920, in South Woodstock; a son, Robert E. 
Cleaves III '54 of Cape Elizabeth; two 
daughters, Mrs. Frederick Lovejoy Jr. of 
Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Clifton Rodgers of 
Belfast; and nine grandchildren. His fra- 
ternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Craig S. Houston '20 

Dr. Craig Stevens Houston, who was from 
1953 to 1958 chief of staff of the Providence 
Lying-in Hospital, died on Feb. 22, 1966, 
in Providence, R.I. Born on Dec. 31, 1898, 
in Sangerville, he prepared for college at 
Guilford High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin entered Harvard 
Medical School, from which he received 
his M.D. degree in 1924. Since that time he 
had practiced in Providence. He had served 
as president of the Rhode Island Obstetrical 
and Gynecological Society and was a mem- 
ber of the American Board of Obstetrics 
and Gynecology. He was a former chief of 
gynecological services at the State Infirmary, 
now the Rhode Island Medical Center at 
Howard; an emeritus fellow of the Obstet- 
rical Society of Boston; a clinical professor 
at Tufts Medical School; and an instructor 
in obstetrics at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Houston was a member of the con- 
sulting staff of the gynecological depart- 
ment of Rhode Island Hospital and had 
served as a member of the staff of Roger 
Williams General Hospital in Providence. 
Many younger Bowdoin men will remember 
attending sub-freshman meetings at his 
home in Edgewood. A veteran of Army ser- 
vice during World War I, he was president 
of the Rhode Island Bowdoin Club in 
1947-48. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Char- 
lotte Kelsey Houston, whom he married on 
July 17, 1925, in Amagansett, Long Island, 
N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth C. Steven- 
son of Cranston, R.I., and Mrs. Anne W. 
Stiller of Chula Vista, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. 
Hilda H. Hoyle of Westerly, R.I.; and six 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Harold Y. Saxon '20 

Harold Young Saxon died on Oct. 26, 
1965, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Born on Dec. 5, 
1894, in Atlanta, Ga., he prepared for col- 
lege at St. Paul's School in Garden City, 
N.Y., and attended Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege during his freshman year. He then 
worked for two years at the Dennison 
Manufacturing Co. in Framingham, Mass., 
before entering Bowdoin, where he spent 
the year 1916-17. In the summer of 1917 he 
volunteered for the American Field Service 
Ambulance Corps and was sent to France, 
where he soon joined the French Foreign 
Legion. He was a member of the famous 
Lafayette Escadrille and after winning his 
"wings" was attached to the 12th French 
Flying Squadron. He saw action in fifteen 
major engagements, was cited several times 
for bravery, was awarded the French Croix 
de Guerre with two palms, and attained 

the rank of captain in the French Air 

Mr. Saxon was for some years associated 
with Electrolux Inc., as sales manager and 
trainer, and opened offices for the company 
in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and 
South Bend, Ind. He left Electrolux in 1933 
and returned to Pittsburgh. During World 
War II he was an inspector for Colt Auto- 
matics with the Union Switch and Signal 
Co. in Swissvale, Pa., and in recent years he 
had been in the electrical appliance busi- 
ness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doro- 
thy E. Saxon, whom he married on June 
28, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Earl S. Hyler '28 

Earl Stewart Hyler, credit manager of 
L. C. Andrew Inc., in South Windham, died 
on Feb. 2, 1966, in Portland following a 
brief illness. Born on June 2, 1905, in 
Brewer, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin joined the Beneficial Loan 
Society, with which he was for fourteen 
years assistant loan manager, first in Ban- 
gor and then in Portland. From 1943 to 
1945 he was with the inventory department 
of the New England Shipbuilding Corp. in 
South Portland. He joined L. C. Andrew as 
credit manager in 1945. 

Mr. Hyler was treasurer and a deacon of 
the State Street Church in Portland and a 
member of the Woodfords Club. Through 
the years he was active in the American 
Red Cross, United Fund work, and foreign 
exchange student work. During 1950-51 a 
German student lived with the Hylers while 
in this country attending Deering High 
School. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Gladys Clark Hyler, whom he married on 
May 13, 1933, in Brewer; a son, Earl S. 
Hyler Jr. of Portland; his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wilbur H. Hyler of Portland; and two 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

John S. Stoddard '28 

John Styles Stoddard, supervisor of ac- 
counts payable with the Lycoming Division 
of Avco Corp. in Stratford, Conn., died on 
Feb. 16, 1966, in Bridgeport, Conn. Born 
on March 19, 1905, in New Britain, Conn., 
he prepared for college at the Choate School 
and attended Bowdoin in 1924/25. He was 
for two years employed by the Prince 
George Hotel in New York City and then 
for two years owned and operated the 
Hearthstone Inn in Berlin, Conn. He was 
also New England sales manager for Quit- 
zan-Shuler Inc., in New York City, whole- 
sale meat and poultry distributors, and 
president and general manager of Stoddard 
Bros, in Hartford, Conn., packers of food 
products. From 1942 to 1945 he was inter- 
nal auditor at the Remington Arms Co. in 
Bridgeport, Conn., and then joined the 
Chance Vought Aircraft Division of the 
United Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn. 
When the company moved to Dallas, Tex- 
as, he stayed in Stratford with the Lycom- 
ing Division of Avco Manufacturing Corp. 

Mr. Stoddard is survived by his wife, 


Mrs. Emma Ludwig Stoddard, whom he 
married on Aug. 8, 1959; two sons bv an 
earlier marriage, John L. Stoddard of Box 
ford, Mass., and Mark A. Stoddard of the 
United States Army; a daughter, Mrs. Rich- 
ard Farr of Wethersfield, Conn.; and four 
grandchildren. He was a member of Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity. 

Samuel F. Parker '29 

Samuel Fernald Parker, executive vice 
president and treasurer of the Lexington 
Federal Savings and Loan Association, died 
on March 2, 1966, while aboard a cruise 
ship bound for Italy. Born on Oct. 21, 1904, 
in Lynn, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Lynn Classical High School and attended 
Northeastern University's School of Busi- 
ness Administration for a year before en- 
tering Bowdoin, where he studied from 
1925 until 1927, when he left because of his 
mother's illness. He worked for a time in 
New York with a firm of public accountants 
and auditors and in 1930 joined the Nation- 
al Shawmut Bank of Boston, with which he 
remained until 1944 as a special represen- 

Mr. Parker had served as treasurer of the 
First Universalist Parish of Lynn, the As- 
sociated Charities of Lynn, and the Massa- 
chusetts Universalist Convention. He had 
been a trustee of the Universalist Church 
of America, the Mudge Family Trust, and 
the Stocker-Babcock Fund; president of the 
Lexington Chamber of Commerce; and 
chairman of the investment committee for 
both the Universalist Church of America 
and the Massachusetts Universalist Con- 
vention. A Mason, he was a past president 
of the Lexington Rotary Club, had served 
as treasurer of the Lexington Community 
Concert Association and the Lexington 
Chapter of the American Red Cross, and 
had been a member of the board of mana- 
gers of the Lynn Hospital. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Muriel Bennett Parker, 
whom he married in Lynn on June 16, 
1928; and two brothers, Edward Parker of 
Marblehead, Mass., and George Parker of 
Huntingdon, Pa. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Paul A. Walker '31 

Paul Andrew Walker, vicar of Epiphany 
Episcopal Church in Timonium, Md., died 
on March 1, 1966. Born on April 5, 1910, in 
Belmont, Mass., he prepared for college at 
the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin sumina cum 
laude entered Harvard University, from 
which he received a master of arts degree 
in 1932 and a doctor of philosophy degree 
in 1936. For the next six years he taught 
zoology at the University of Connecticut. 
In 1942 he joined the faculty at Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., 
where in 1945 he became professor of biol- 
ogy and chairman of the department. In 
1954 he was ordained to the Episcopal min- 
istry as a deacon and two years later was 
ordained to the priesthood. His first minis- 
terial assignment was as assistant to the 
rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in 

Lynchburg. Later he was priest-in-chargc 
of churches in Altavista, Madison Heights, 
Pedlar Mills, Brookneal, and Boonsboro, 
all communities in southwestern Virginia. 
In 1962 he became vicar of Epiphany 
Church in Timonium, a church which was 
largely built during his stewardship. 

Mr. Walker was president of the Ti- 
monium Ministerial Association, a fellow of 
the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, and a member of the 
American Society of Zoologists and the Vir- 
ginia Academy of Science. He was a found- 
ing member of the Randolph-Macon Fac- 
ulty Club, was chaplain for the Timonium 
Rotary Club, and was the author of numer- 
ous articles in scientific journals. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Nathalie Moon 
Walker, whom he married in Plymouth, 
Mass., on May 21, 1933; a son, Brian K. 
Walker; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly W. Ellin- 
wood of Timonium; and four granddaugh- 
ters. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa 
and Alpha Tau Omega. 

Herbert T. Wadsworth '33 

Herbert Todd Wadsworth, a member of 
the faculty at New Preparatory School in 
Cambridge, Mass., died on Jan. 30, 1966, 
at his home in Winchester, Mass. Born on 
Feb. 5, 1909, in Winchester, he prepared 
for college at Culver Military Academy in 
Indiana, New Preparatory School, and the 
Wassookeag School in Maine and attended 
Bowdoin for two years, from 1929 to 1931. 
He later attended Boston University. For 
some years he was engaged in the real es- 
tate business in Winchester, where he was 
also chief of the auxiliary police for eight- 
een years, was active in the Boy Scouts and 
Cub Scouts, was a vestryman of the Church 
of the Epiphany, and was an officer of the 
Group Theater. 

A member of the University Club of Bos- 
ton and the Masons, Mr. Wadsworth taught 
modern history at New Preparatory School. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy 
Aseltine Wadsworth, whom he married on 
April 22, 1933, in Winchester, Mass.; two 
daughters, Mrs. Suzanne W. Jonas and Mrs. 
Deborah W. Hoyt, both of Winchester; a 
son, Herbert T. Wadsworth Jr.; his mother, 
Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth of National City, 
Calif.; a brother, David F. Wadsworth of 
Huntington, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Victor J. Meyer '44 

Victor Joseph Meyer died on Nov. 10, 
1964, in Long Branch, N.J., according to 
word received recently at the Alumni Office. 
Born on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City, 
he prepared for college at St. Paul's School 
in Garden City, N.Y., and attended Bowdoin 
in 1940/41. During World War II he served 
as a first lieutenant in the Army Engineer 
Corps. After the war he went to work for 
the Victor H. Meyer Co. in New York City, 
distributors for Sylvania television sets and 
general appliances, and eventually became 
sales manager for Sylvania television sets 
and Gibson refrigerators and freezers for 
the states of New York and New Jersey. In 

1961 he decided to cuter the field of ceme- 
tery management, and from then until his 
death in 1964 he managed Shoreland Me- 
morial Gardens Cemetery in Hazlet, N.J. 

Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Helen Ryan Meyer, whom he married on 
Aug. 26, 1950, in Rumson, N.J.; three sons, 
Victor J. Meyer Jr. (14) , Dwight Meyer 
(13) , and Stephen Meyer (11) ; a daughter, 
Patricia Ann Meyer (6) ; and his mother, 
Mrs. Victor H. Meyer of Long Branch, N.J. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Donald I. Harmon '48 

Donald Ivan Harmon, director of field 
sales for the Printing and Converting Divi- 
sion of the Scott Paper Co., died on Feb. 
22, 1966, in Ridley Park, Pa., following a 
long illness. Born on June 3, 1927, in Lov- 
ell, he prepared for college at Fryeburg 
Academy and studied at Bowdoin from 
February of 1945 to June of that year be- 
fore leaving to serve in the Navy Hospital 
Corps. He returned to the College in Feb- 
ruary of 1947 and received his A.B. degree 
in June of 1949. After doing graduate work 
at the University of Maine he joined the 
Hollingsworth and Whitney Co. in Water- 
ville, which later became a division of the 
Scott Paper Co. He had worked in Boston, 
in Chicago, in Mobile, Ala., and for the 
past five years in Philadelphia. 

A member of the Masons, Mr. Harmon 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jocelyn War- 
ren Harmon, whom he married on June 10, 
1951, in Boston; two sons, Jeffrey P. Har- 
mon (11) and Scott T. Harmon (9); a 
daughter, Stacey L. Harmon (7) ; his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harmon of Lov- 
ell; a brother, Wayne T. Harmon of Lewis- 
ton; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Denison of 
South Burlington, Vt. His fraternity was 
Sigma Nu. 

John L. Bacon '51 

John Lyndon Bacon died from a heart 
attack on Feb. 17, 1966, in Baltimore, Md. 
Born on June 24, 1928, in Glen Ridge, N.J., 
he prepared for college at the Montclair 
(N.J.) Academy, the Hotchkiss School in 
Lakeville, Conn., and Tabor Academy in 
Marion, Mass., from which he graduated 
with honors in English. He attended Bow- 
doin in 1947/48 and then for a year was 
associated with the Jefferson Chemical Co. 
in New York City. At the same time he at- 
tended night school classes at New York 
University. He studied art at Columbia for 
a time also. After spending the spring se- 
mester of the 1949/50 academic year at 
Bowdoin, he transferred to the FIniversity 
of New Hampshire in the fall of 1950. 

Mr. Bacon had lived and worked for 
several years in Norway and Denmark be- 
fore returning to the Fhiited States in 1964. 
He also attended the Fhiiversity of Vienna 
for a period on a subsequent trip to Aus- 
tria, after which he was employed in New 
York City. He is survived by his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. George Bacon '15 of Upper 
Montclair, N.J.; and an uncle, Leigh Bacon 
of Jefferson, N.H. His fraternity was Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
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College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 


Alumni and friends are invited to visit the College this 
summer. The Alumni Office, Admissions Office, and other 
principal offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Mondays through Fridays. The Museum of Art will be 
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays 
through Saturdays and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It 
will feature an exhibit, "Winslow Homer at Prout's 
Neck," from July 8 through Sept. 4. The Hawthorne- 
Longfellow Library's hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Mondays through Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on 
Saturdays. All Buildings will be closed on holidays. 
Among the special events will be concerts by the 
Aeolian Chamber Players on June 30, July 7, 16, 21, and 
30, and Aug. 4 ; orchestral concerts on July 14 and 28 ; 
and the Bowdoin College Contemporary Music Festival, 
Aug. 8-13. The Brunswick Summer Playhouse will offer 
seven productions in Pickard Theater: Sound of Music 
(June 24- July 2), Silk Stockings (July 4-9), Little Me 

(July 11-23), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (July 25-30), 
Oliver! (Aug. 1-13), Die Fledermaus (Aug. 15-20), and 
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Aug. 
22-Sept. 3). 

The Oakes Center of Bowdoin College in Bar Harbor 
will again offer a program of concerts and lectures. 

A free guide service will be available at the informa- 
tion desk in the Moulton Union between 9 a.m. and noon 
and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and be- 
tween 9 a.m. and noon on Saturdays. The Union will be 
open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., except on Sundays when 
the hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The bookstore will be 
open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 

Complete information on events at the 
College and a brochure describing the pro- 
gram of the Oakes Center at Bar Harbor) 
can be obtained from the Office of the 
Executive Secretary, Bowdoin College. 


July • 1966 


Paul A. Walker, 1910-66 

Sirs: Paul A. Walker ["In Memory," May 
Alumnus] was one of the more successful 
members of the Class of 1931. He stood 
out in two professions, whereas most of us 
fail to make much of an impression in 
just one. 

He reached one peak when he served 
for 12 years as professor and chairman of 
the Department of Biology at Randolph 
Macon Woman's College. 

He then became active in the church be- 
cause he wanted to prove to himself, and 
to some local skeptics, that Darwinism and 
Christianity were compatible. 

This led him to the second peak, vicar 
of Epiphany Episcopal Church at Timo- 
nium, Md., where he built a mission of a 
handful into a parish of more than 700 
communicants. In addition to strengthen- 
ing his church and leading it through a 
successful building campaign, he became 
president of the Towson Area Ministerial 
Association. His ecumenical efforts brought 
six churches of widespread beliefs into 
equal partnership in Good Friday services. 

Small wonder that to date 24 churches 
in the Baltimore area have held memorial 
services for him, including special masses 
at the Roman Catholic Church. 

Many expressions of appreciation for 
Paul's services have been made, including 
the establishment of a Memorial Fund by 
the Advisory Board of Epiphany Episcopal 
Church. Contributions may be sent to 
Theodore C. Harrison Jr., treasurer, Epiph- 
any Episcopal Church, Timonium, Md. 
Checks should be made payable to the Dr. 
Paul A. Walker Memorial Fund. 

Joseph McKeen, first President of Bow- 
doin, had men such as Paul in mind when 
he said that the College was founded, not 
for the benefit of those who attended it, 
but so that they might contribute to the 
common good. 

A modern Bowdoin had Paul in mind, 
too, and once considered him for the presi- 

Alfred H. Fenton '31 

NCAA Stand 

Sirs: The March Alumnus listed several 
reasons for Bowdoin's refusal to abide by a 
new NCAA ruling requiring a minimum 
level of academic attainment for athletes. 

The article failed to point out, however, 
that the great majority of NCAA-member 
schools approved the ruling. It also ne- 
glected to mention that the schools dis- 
approving all have very high standards, 
whereas the schools with low standards ob- 
viously are the ones affected by the ruling. 

It seems to me that Bowdoin and the 
other protesting colleges are skirting the 

issue and thereby are punishing their own 
athletes for no compelling reason. Anyone 
can see that the rule was not aimed at the 
academic giants, but at schools with ques- 
tionable standards for athletes. The NCAA 
simply was attempting to install a rule that 
would be beneficial and fair to the majority 
of its members. This rule works no undue 
hardship on anyone. 

Is Bowdoin in the habit of admitting 
athletes, or any students, who cannot meet 
the minimum NCAA requirements? That is 
doubtful. Then why should it object to an 
effort that would raise standards that need 

The NCAA has over 500 members, many 
of whom operate athletic programs of far 
different scope and purpose than Bowdoin's. 

However, the attitude of Bowdoin and 
the schools agreeing with it seems to be, "if 
the rule isn't any good for me, it isn't any 
good, period." 

This attitude, in my opinion, is selfish, 
short-sighted, and sanctimonious. 

Joseph S. Tiede '52 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Sirs: If non-alumni have the right to be 
proud of an institution, I'd like you to 
know I am proud of Bowdoin for its stand 
against the NCAA ruling on financial aid 
to athletes. No other college could be more 
justified, because no other would be less 
likely to "buy" athletes in the first place. 
To believe Bowdoin would be involved in 
"Playola" would be akin to doubting the 
sincerity of Robert Frost or Wilbert Snow 

David H. Leake 

Worcester, Mass. 

Mr. Leake, a staff writer in the Office of 

News Services during 1964/65, resigned to 

become editor of Stone Magazine. 

Asia for Asians 

Sirs: It seems that from what we read in 
the newspapers the paramount issue before 
the American people is: "Does this Viet- 
nam war, 10,000 miles from home, make 
any sense?" It is a burning and divisive 

I quote Walter Lippmann in his column 
of Feb. 3, 1966, as follows: "For the Country 
is deeply and dangerously divided about 
the war in Vietnam, and in the trying days 
to come this division will grow deeper if 
the President rejects the only method by 
which a free nation can heal a division- 
responsible and informed debate." 

I wish to take part in that debate as one 
who is free to talk from the grass roots, 
representing the average citizen who has 
children. This illegal, unconstitutional, un- 
declared and aggressive war in Vietnam 
does not make sense. We have no business 
in Asia. We should mind our own business. 
We cannot win a war 10,000 miles from 
home on the land mass of Asia. Asia is for 
the Asians. North America is for the North 
Americans. We are overextending ourselves 
all over the world. Napoleon and Hitler 
extended themselves too far from home, 
and you know what happened to them. 
Napoleon had his Elba, Waterloo, and St. 
Helena following his retreat from Moscow, 

licked by the infantry of the snow and by 
the artillery of the wind. Hitler took his 
life, rather than meet the ordeal of Musso- 
lini, as he heard the cannonading from ap- 
proaching Russians. 

With all this foolishness, Johnson's ad- 
ministration is dividing the American peo- 
ple. We are being driven back to isolation- 
ism. Washington was so right in his "Fare- 
well Address," when he warned the young 
nation against entangling foreign alliances. 

China is entitled to a Monroe Doctrine 
of her own in Asia. The yellow and brown 
people do not want the white people in 
Asia. The British and French found that 
out. And we poor suckers went into Korea 
and Vietnam. The Johnson government is 
going to get a big surprise in the November 

Wayne Morse has been correct right 
along concerning this foreign entanglement 
in an illegal war. So are the Alaskan Sena- 
tors. Johnson should be a statesman and 
should look 60 years ahead. His vision is 
only the nearest election. My wife and two 
grown children will vote against this un- 
declared war, 10,000 miles from home, when 
the government in Washington has not the 
guts to take care of Castro, 90 miles from 

President Johnson, in order to get moral 
support for this immoral war, will have to 
send his two daughters as nurses' aides and 
his prospective son-in-law to the Asian con- 
tinent. But he will not do it. Where he 
leads me in this unwarranted and senseless 
war, I will not follow. Vice President 
Humphrey calls it "our struggle" and does 
not use the word war. Who is he fooling? 
It is an American war of aggression. The 
Asians are not attacking Seattle, Washing- 
ton, or Bangor. The overwhelming majority 
of American mothers say: "I did not raise 
my boy to be a soldier in an American war 
of aggression 10,000 miles from Boston." 

S. C. Martin '22 
Manchester, N.H. 

Supreme Court 

Sirs: I read with much interest Mr. Archi- 
bald Cox's article entitled "The Supreme 
Court" in the March Alumnus. It is a 
thoughtful and well-balanced view of our 
Supreme Court. 

When the late Harold Burton was the 
mayor of Cleveland, he was quoted as hav- 
ing said: "We should not try to reform the 
people more than ten percent at a time." 
Although he may have been speaking half 
in jest, there is wisdom in the remark. I 
suggest such wisdom ought to influence re- 
formers, judicial or otherwise, "not to go 
too far too fast" as indeed it seems to have 
influenced Mr. Justice Burton himself when 
he sat on the Supreme Court. Possibly it is 
reflected in the phrase "with deliberate 
speed" used by the Court in one of its cases 
involving school integration. 

George W. Bacon '15 

Upper Montclair, N.J. 

Mr. Bacon is the Cameron Professor of 

Law, Emeritus, at Fordham University 

School of Law. 


Volume 40 

July 1966 

Number 5 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Peter C. Barnard '50 
Robert M. Cross '45 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken, Lucille Hensley. 

The Alumni Council 
President, John F. Reed '37; Vice President, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Secretary, Peter C. 
Barnard '50; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25. Members-at-Large: 1967: William H. 
Thalheimer '27, Robert C. Porter '34, John 
F. Reed '37, W. Bradford Briggs '43; 1968: 
F. Envin Cousins '24, Richard C. Bechtel 
'36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Roscoe C. Ingalls 
Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, Donald 
F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. 
'41, Willard B. Arnold m '51; 1970: Wil- 
liam S. Burton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39, 
Lawrence Dana '36, Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local alumni clubs and 
the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Vice Chair- 
man, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Secretary, Rob- 
ert M. Cross '45. 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 
1968: Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon 
C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54. 

A New Alumni Secretary 

PRESIDENT Coles has announced the appointment of Glenn 
K. Richards '60 to succeed Alumni Secretary Peter C. 
Barnard '50. Glenn arrived in Brunswick on July 1 and will 
take over completely on August 1. 

An active alumnus since his graduation, Glenn returns to 
Bowdoin after having served as an Army intelligence officer and 
having taught in the Coventry (R.I.) elementary school system. 
In his sophomore and senior years he was station manager of 
WBOR. He was manager of the swimming team for three years 
and the golf team for one year. He was also active in the Masque 
and Gown and was president of his fraternity, Sigma Nu, in his 
senior year. During his four years in the Army, he rose from the 
rank of second lieutenant to captain and held important positions 
in Paris and Washington. 

To Pete, who resigned after nine years at Bowdoin to become 
chairman of the language and literature department at Westbrook 
Junior College, go our best wishes and thanks. To Glenn we give, 
on behalf of all Bowdoin alumni, our confidence and support, 
secure in the knowledge that he will maintain the high standards 
of service to the College and its alumni that alumni secretaries at 
Bowdoin have always provided. — E.B. 

In This Issue 
2 The College 

10 16 1st Commencement 

Commencement is a time of old traditions and new departures, 
of nostalgic memories and reports of progress. This year's was 
no exception. 

16 Mass Media: Forever a Wasteland? Allan Nevins 

A social critic and Pulitzer Prize winning historian examines 
the current plight of our mass media— and offers hope for the 

21 A Postscript to the Harding-Phillips Letters 

Francis Russell 
The discovery of letters written by President Harding to one 
of his mistresses has resulted in a suit that raises a crucial 
legal question. 

24 Talk of the Alumni 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

26 Alumni Clubs 

27 Class News 

38 In Memory 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bimonthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class pottage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover photos by David Wilkinson '67 


Individualized Education 

THE faculty this spring approved 
several changes in the require- 
ments for graduation in a move 
to introduce greater flexibility in the 
education of a Bowdoin student. 

Starting this fall, freshmen may 
skip English 1-2 and English 4 (Oral 
Communication) by passing written 
and oral examinations. 

The Divisions of Humanities, 
Mathematics and Sciences, and Social 
Studies— organized ten years ago— 
were abolished, as was the require- 
ment that a student take at least four 
semesters of study in each. A student 
no longer need take a social studies 
course to graduate, and if he has an 
exceptionally strong secondary school 
background in science he may apply 
for exemption from one semester of 
the two-semester laboratory science 
requirement. A student who elects 
geology to satisfy the lab science re- 
quirement is still required to take two 
semesters of mathematics. 

The foreign language requirement 
can now be satisfied in several ways. 
A student may skip study in this area 
entirely if he demonstrates on an 
Advanced Placement or other exami- 
nation a third year college level-com- 
petence in French, German, Spanish, 
Russian, Greek, or Latin. Otherwise, 
he may fulfill the requirement by 
completing two years of study in one 
of these languages; by completing one 
year at the third year literature-level; 
or by completing a year course at the 
advanced oral composition-level in 
French, German, or Spanish. All stu- 
dents are still required to complete 
two semesters of literature in the 
language it was originally written in. 

Clearly, the modifications do not 
so much redefine Bowdoin's idea of a 
liberally educated man as they do the 
method by which he demonstrates 
that he is liberally educated. Dean 
of the College A. LeRoy Greason Jr. 
sees these changes as part of a trend 
toward more individualized education 
—a trend that has included the re- 

introduction of independent study in 
the mid-1950's, the establishment of 
Undergraduate Research Fellowships 
in 1960, and the introduction of the 
Senior Year Program in 1964. A truly 
exceptional student could be freed 
from as many as 12 semesters of re- 
quired courses. The typical student 
will gain at least four more semester 
courses of electives. 

Assistant Director of Admissions 
Walter H. Moulton '58 says the mod- 
ifications are in keeping with an ob- 
vious reality. "Most high schools are 
doing a better job of preparing stu- 
dents for college than they were five 
or ten years ago. Bowdoin must con- 
tinually modify its requirements for 
graduation if it is to continue attract- 
ing some of the best prepared boys. 
These boys simply will not apply to a 
college where they must take courses 
to meet requirements they could easi- 
ly fulfill by passing an Advanced 
Placement or similar examination." 


CHEATING apparently is on the 
decline at Bowdoin, but students 
are not always sure how you define it. 
Such are the conclusions of an under- 
graduate committee which conducted 
an evaluation of the two-year-old 
Honor System this spring. 

The committee was composed of 
members of the Student Council and 
Student Judiciary Board. According 
to its best estimate, about 12% of the 
students cheated at some time during 
the year. Four years ago, a similar 
survey by a Columbia University team 
showed that some 20 to 25% of Bow- 
doin's students cheated. 

The committee attributes the de- 
cline to the Honor System and bases 
its evidence on a random sampling of 
undergraduates from each class and 
faculty members. Seventy -nine percent 
of the 200 students and 60 faculty 
polled completed its questionnaire. 

One area not sufficiently covered 
by the Honor System is homework. Is 
it cheating when students assist each 

other in solving mathematics prob- 
lems, even though both may actually 
learn from doing so? The Honor Sys- 
tem states that it covers "written aca- 
demic work." Recognizing an ambi- 
guity in this area, the committee 
discounted violations in homework 
(60% of those reported) in arriving 
at its 12% figure. 

The Honor System has been least 
effective in the College's libraries. 
Use of books is clearly covered by the 
System's constitution, but there have 
been "many" instances of misuse. 
Only 26% of the faculty polled ex- 
pressed confidence in the effectiveness 
of the Honor System in this area. 

The Honor System works best dur- 
ing examinations, when professors 
are frequently not in the room. Fif- 
teen percent of the students polled 
have noticed cheating on examina- 
tions, but only 4% admitted to giving 
or receiving aid. 

Student opinion on the worth of 
the System ran the gamut. In gen- 
eral most seniors were skeptical or, at 
best, indifferent. Freshmen seemed 
most enthusiastic about it. The major- 
ity of students thought it was " 'effec- 
tive where it should be.' " Some 
students were under the impression 
that social rules were explicitly cov- 
ered by the System (they are not) . 
"Others," the committee reported, 
"were unsure of the body responsible 
for judging infractions and precisely 
how these judgments were made. To 
some the Judiciary Board was a se- 
cret committee which met and judged 
in a mysterious fashion." 

Under Bowdoin's Honor System, a 
student who witnesses a violation is 
"to take such action as he believes 
is consistent with his own sense of 
honor." According to the survey, this 
means that a student will ignore it, 
neither bothering to report it to au- 
thorities nor to the student involved. 
Worried the committee: "If the stu- 
dents continually saw violations of 
the code and in many cases violated 
it themselves, how much respect could 
they have for the H.S.?" 

Yet the committee saw hope: "An 
honor system such as Bowdoin's does 
not become a vital and viable tradi- 
tion immediately after its inception. 
This fact was understood before the 
System was initiated. Obviously the 
code would be more meaningful to 
those men who started their college 
careers with it already in effect." 

To make it more effective the com- 
mittee recommended: 

—More must be done to orient stu- 
dents and new faculty into the Honor 

—Professors giving homework 
should make it clear as to whether 
the assignments come under the Hon- 
or System. 

—Steps must be taken to ensure 
that the System works in all of the 
libraries, possibly by "the placing of 
signs at points in the libraries where 
violations occur most frequently (such 
as in the areas of open reserves and 
in the department libraries) ." 


AS soon as the word was out that 
the President had set up a com- 
mittee to study the feasibility and 
desirability of graduate study at Bow- 
doin (May Alumnus) , the students 
asked for a faculty committee to study 
the feasibility of girls at Bowdoin. 

Led by Davis Downing '66, a group 
circulated a petition during the week 
of May 2 and came up with some 340 
names by press time for the May 6 
issue of the Orient. Blared the Orient, 
which ran the petition and requested 
the President to respond in a future 
issue: 40% of Students Call for 

The wire services promptly picked 
up the story with one addition: there 
was no comment from the President 
at this time. 

The students backed off the issue 
—Ivy Weekend was coming up and 
the Orient had a joke issue planned 
—but the press kept it alive. The 
Portland Evening Express polled 
alumni and printed comments of 
seven. Said Robert L. Roberts '51: "I 
always thought Bowdoin was coedu- 
cational—on an informal basis of 
course." F. Erwin (Red) Cousins '24 
opined: "It's immaterial to me. 
I'm out of Bowdoin 42 years in June 
and I've long since lost interest in 
women. If the boys at Bowdoin can 
finance this, it's fine with me. I'm 
taking a course at Maine this summer 
so I don't need a coeducational col- 
lege." Added John W. Hay '32: "My 
heart says it comes too late but my 
mind says I wouldn't want it anyway." 

Next to appear in the public prints 
was a story quoting the Ivy Queen, 
Miss Dorothy Gates, 18, a senior at 
Brunswick High School. She thought 

Ivy Queen 
Girls at Bowdoin? Good idea! 

that girls at Bowdoin would be a 
good idea, but she was going to 

The controversy, which was any- 
thing but serious by this point, re- 
verted to an intramural scrimmage, 
and in the final issue of the Orient 
the President said that the Orient 
and Student Council ought to begin 
a public discussion of the issue next 
fall. Both promised "to take up the 

Actually, the issue of coeducation 
or "parallel education" (as many of 
the colleges who have sister schools 
call it) at Bowdoin is not new. It 
first took an upward turn about two 
years ago when it was suggested that 
should the Air Force ever abandon 
its SAGE facility in Topsham Bow- 
doin ought to establish a sister college 

After the latest flurry of discussion 
died down, one co-ed (Class of '57) 
cooed, "Well it did provide a relief 
from reading about Vietnam all the 

Students & the Draft 

COMPARED with the University 
of Chicago, where students seized 
the administration building, or Dart- 
mouth, where 30% of the faculty 
urged the college not to submit the 
grades or class rank of a student to a 
local draft board, Bowdoin students 
and faculty took a rather quiet— and 
sensible— view of the draft deferment 

Some 850 students took the exami- 
nation at the College on May 14. 

Despite pleas in the Orient and over 
WBOR to boycott the test, none did. 
About a half dozen protestors showed 
up at the test center in Smith Audi- 
torium at 8 a.m. to distribute hand- 
bills and to urge students to burn a 
form authorizing the registrar's office 
to send transcripts to local boards.* 
A few did, but when Assistant to the 
Dean of Students Charles R. Tooma- 
jian Jr. '65 began explaining the test 
procedure everyone settled down. 

Almost without exception, the stu- 
dents who took the examination at 
Bowdoin were deadly serious about it. 
When one proctor, in an effort to 
relieve some of the tension and bore- 
dom that mounted toward the end of 
the three hour examination, scrawled 
a sign, Ban the Bomb— Vietnam for 
the Viet Cong— there was hardly a 

Onward & Upward 

TO no one's surprise, competition 
in the business world for the 
well-qualified graduate was more 
acute than ever this year. 

According to Placement Bureau 
Director Samuel A. Ladd Jr. '29, the 
average salary offered to Bowdoin 
seniors this year is in the $6,000 range, 
with a high of $7,200 and only a few 
offers of less than $5,800. Job inter- 
views on the campus totaled 1,394, 
and interviews per company averaged 
12 students. More than 100 business 
firms, government agencies, school 
officials, research organizations, and 
other employers visited or were in 
touch with the Placement Bureau 
concerning seniors. 

About 50% of the Class of 1966 
registered last fall for vocational coun- 
seling and the senior interview service. 

The Silly Season 

SPRING started slowly in Bruns- 
wick this year. A two-inch snow 
fall in May didn't help, but as soon 
as the sun began to shine the students 
swung into action with an assortment 
of pranks. 

It was hardly a vintage year. Sec- 
ond best trick of the season— and 
hands down winner until Memorial 

•Bowdoin's policy with respect to grades 
and class rank is unchanged: short of a 
court order the registrar's office will not 
divulge such information without permis- 
sion of the student. 


Did God die in the Bowdoin Chapel? 

Day— was what College Photographer 
Paul Downing tabbed the "Chapel 
Triumph." You guessed it, some wag 
drove a sports car into the Chapel. 
To make sure the feat did not go 
unnoticed, he telephoned Associate 
Editor Robert M. Cross '45 at 7:30 
on a Sunday morning. Whoever it 
was knew better than to try the 
Alumnus editor at that ungodly hour. 

The Green Hornet Construction 
Co., "Builders of the World's Finest 
Monuments since 2132 Years Before 
the Birth of Christ," engaged in its 
yearly project. But the pyramid it 
constructed (out of a variety of stone 
blocks being used for benches) in 
front of Gibson Hall was so inferior 
that few noticed it. Not even in the 
same league with the one it built on 
the Mall in front of the A.D. House 
in May 1965. That one prompted a 
telephone call from the Brunswick 
police chief. 

Then there was the Chapel jam-in 
—an inferior and tasteless repetition 
of the jam-in of more than a year 
ago, when the administration got its 
comeuppance for sending nearly every 
student a letter stating he was de- 
ficient in the number of required 
chapels. This time the students de- 
cided to protest religious services at 
Bowdoin and interrupted with jeers, 
catcalls, and other noises a service 
being conducted by Professor Jerry W. 
Brown. After it was over, many stu- 
dents regretted the display, and lead- 
ers of the MUNSTER (Meaningless 
Undergraduate Sortie to Express 
Remonstrance) rally planned for that 
night called it off— lest anyone think 
they were involved in the affair. Re- 
sentment to required religious services 

continued however, as a sign, RIP 
God— Died of Boredom in the Bow- 
doin Chapel, appeared on a tree near 
the building a few days later. 

An extensive landscaping project 
in the area bounded by the library, 
Hubbard Hall, and Gibson Hall pro- 
vided the excuse for the best— and 
last— prank of the spring. 

On the night of May 29 a group 
constructed stair steps with artificial 
patio stones, flanked it with flats of 
flowers, and placed a five foot wooden 
Indian it had "borrowed" from a 
local antique dealer on the top-most 
step. Behind "Pocahontas" the stu- 
dents piled rocks and bags of peat. 
Atop them they placed a sign, Wel- 
come to the Forest Primeval. 
"Pointed social criticism," was the way 
one administrator described it. 

Oh well, everybody knows that on 
a college campus spring is the season 
to be silly. 

Exit Vespers 

WHETHER because or in spite 
of the Chapel jam-in, the fac- 
ulty moved in June to abolish Sunday 
Vespers and ruled that no credit will 
be given for attending religious ser- 
vices on Wednesday mornings, thus 
making attendance at services on the 
campus entirely voluntary. 

Under the new rules, underclass- 
men and seniors deficient in Chapel 
attendance will be required to attend 
ten forums (secular talks in the Cha- 
pel) each semester. 

The action was taken upon the 
"reluctant" recommendation of the 
Chapel-Forum Program Committee, 
which said: 

Continuation [of Sunday Vespers] is 
not realistic because in an era of in- 
creasing sensitivity to the privacy of re- 
ligious life, the College can only meet 
further resistance to enforced atten- 
dance at religious services. An effort to 
create respect for the services by invit- 
ing more distinguished speakers has not 
been successful, and the alternative of 
tighter restrictions on behavior and 
dress is not inviting. In view of the ex- 
periences of other small colleges with 
voluntary services, the Committee does 
not feel that a Sunday Service on a 
voluntary basis can be sustained either. 

In their place the committee sug- 
gested that symposia, conferences, 
special lectures, and discussions could 
be used "to present religious and 
moral subjects to students in ways 
which might evoke a readier response 
than participation in Vespers." 

Rare Gift 

THE College has received a highly 
unusual gift, a collection of U.S. 
postage stamps which is 98% com- 
plete from the first stamp issued to 
the present. 

The donor was Philip D. Crockett 
'20, Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Rhodes 
Scholar, quarterback of the football 
team for three years, and now chair- 
man of the board of Arden-Mayfair 
Inc. of Los Angeles. 

Of the first 16 stamps issued be- 
tween 1847 and 1857, the collection 
contains 14, and the two missing are 
virtually unobtainable. The collection 
contains many mint errors, one of 
the most valuable of which is the 
Oregon Trail Commemorative sheet, 
which was crushed during perfora- 
tion and has its perforation marks 
running at haphazard angles through 
the left side of the sheet. This is the 
only sheet in existence. Also in the 
collection are proofs of Columbian 
Exposition Commemoratives of 1893 
and a complete set of the commemo- 
ratives in mint condition. 

Brewster Wins Marshall 

DAVID E. Brewster '66, who earlier 
won a Woodrow Wilson Fellow- 
ship (May Alumnus) , has been 
awarded a Marshall Scholarship for 
graduate study in Great Britain. 

One of only 24 selected from U.S. 
colleges and universities this year, 
he will study for an honors B.A. in 
modern history at the University of 
Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Since the program was started in 


1953, only one other Bowdoin student 
has won a Marshall Scholarship. He 
is Paul P. Brountas '54, an attorney 
in the Boston firm of Hale and Dorr. 

Surprise Party 

IF Prof. Noel C. Little '17 knew 
about it, he kept the secret pretty 
well, for he appeared to be a very 
surprised man when his son, Dana 
'46, drove him to the Deke House on 
April 21. There assembled in its Sun- 
day best was the undergraduate mem- 
bership lining the walk all the way 
to the front door. Inside Noel was 
greeted by more than 75 Dekes and 
senior faculty guests at a champagne 
punch reception and dinner. 

Speakers during the after-dinner 
festivities were Chapter President 
Gary D. Corns tock '67; Alumni Secre- 
tary Peter C. Barnard '50, also a Deke; 
Dr. Charles M. Barbour '33, who pre- 
sented a check from Hartford-area 
Dekes, to be used for the house in 
any way that Professor Little saw fit; 
Fletcher W. Means '28, who presented 
an engraved pewter bowl to Profes- 
sor Little; and that most famous of 
all Zetes, Herbert Ross Brown H'63, 
who in summing up Noel's life and 
accomplishments got his usual "A + " 
in oratory. 

It was a fitting tribute to the now 
retired Professor Little, who had long 
been faculty adviser and corporation 
treasurer of Theta Chapter. 

Even more fitting was the an- 
nouncement that more than 75 alum- 
ni and friends had contributed nearly 

$1,200 to the newly-established Noel 
Charlton Little Book Fund at the 

9 Get Leaves 

NINE members of the faculty will 
be on leave during all or part of 
the next academic year. 

Associate Professor of Economics 
William D. Shipman will spend a 
sabbatical year as a Distinguished 
Foreign Visitor in the Department of 
Applied Economics at the University 
of Cambridge in England. He will 
study the British and Continental 
transportation systems. 

During a first semester sabbatical 
Professor of Biology Alton H. Gustaf- 
son will undertake special work in 
genetics at either Harvard or the 
University of California at Davis. 
Philip C. Beam, Henry Johnson Pro- 
fessor of Art and Archaeology, will be 
on sabbatical during the second se- 
mester, when he will travel in the 
United States and Europe and con- 
tinue his research in the Bowdoin 
collection of Winslow Homer mate- 
rial. Also granted second-semester sab- 
baticals were Burton W. Taylor of 
the Sociology Department, who will 
study in Europe, and James M. Moul- 
ton of the Biology Department. He 
will study at the University of Edin- 
burgh's Institute of Animal Genetics. 

Leaves of absence were granted to 
four. Associate Professor of Mathema- 
tics Jonathan D. Lubin will be at 
the Institute for Advanced Study in 
Princeton, N.J. (March Alumnus) . 

Deke Gathering 
Barbour '33, Little '17, Means '28, and Brown H'63. 

Assistant Professor of German James 
L. Hodge has won a Fulbright grant 
and will study in Vienna and Ger- 
many. Lawrence Parkus, recently pro- 
moted to captain in the Army Reserve, 
will continue in the second year of 
his leave teaching courses in Ameri- 
can government and comparative 
government at the U.S. Military Aca- 
demy, West Point. Assistant Professor 
of Art Thomas B. Cornell has won a 
Fulbright and a National Council on 
the Arts grant and will study in 
Europe. Not to be outdone, his wife, 
Judith, has won a Fulbright and will 
study music in Europe at the same 

Busy Composer 

SINCE mid-March works by Elliott 
S. Schwartz of the Music Depart- 
ment have been performed through- 
out the eastern United States. 

His Soliloquies for flute, violin, 
clarinet, and piano, published by the 
Bowdoin Music Press and first per- 
formed in Brunswick, received its 
New York premier by the Aeolian 
Chamber Players at a concert spon- 
sored by the College in May. It was 
also performed as part of Williams 
College's Music in the Round Series. 
Other works by him were performed 
by the Cincinnati Symphony Orches- 
tra under Max Rudolf's direction, 
the Kansas City Philharmonic, and 
the Contemporary Chamber En- 
semble, currently in residence at Rut- 
gers University. In addition WUHY 
Philadelphia and WBAI New York 
recently broadcast programs devoted 
to his music. 

This summer Professor Schwartz's 
compositions will be heard in Lon- 
don, Amsterdam, and Reykjavik. 

Peripatetic Biologists 

BOWDOIN'S biologists are wan- 
dering farther and farther from 
home in the pursuit of knowledge. 

Prof. John L. Howland '57 attend- 
ed this spring a closed symposium on 
the biochemistry of mitochondria 
(those parts of a cell in which energy 
production takes place) in Warsaw, 
Poland. The meeting was sponsored 
by the Federation of European Bio- 
chemical Societies. 

The subject of the symposium was 
related to research he is doing with 
the support of National Science Foun- 

dation grants totaling some $55,000. 

By the end of summer Prof. James 
M. Moulton will have spent more 
than 70 days and logged more than 
10,000 miles at sea. A marine biologist 
who is an authority on undersea 
sounds, he left May 18 on a 43-day 
cruise that covered an area from 
Woods Hole, Mass., through the 
Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mex- 
ico and back. In July he was planning 
to fly to Valparaiso, Chile, to join the 
R/V Anton Bruun of the NSF for a 
29-day research cruise along the west- 
ern coast of South America. Between 
15 and 20 scientists will participate 
in the first cruise, and 13 will go on 
the second. 

Professor Moulton has observed 
undersea sounds for years in locations 
throughout the world, and has studied 
the possibility of controlling the 
movements of fish schools to make the 
harvesting of seafoods more efficient. 

Seaside Slum II 

IN response to the attention focused 
on Photographer John McKee's 
exhibit on the despoilation of Maine's 
coast (May Alumnus) , the College 
Museum held over the show until 
June 12. 

As of June 5 the exhibit had at- 
tracted 5,418 persons, and nearly all 
of the catalogues were sold. 

Apparently, the exhibit has brought 

some results. Rockland citizens went 
on a clean-up drive to eliminate the 
litter that had been depicted in a 
photo, "Along route 90, Rockport." 
The Natural Resources Council of 
Maine devoted its annual conference 
to "vanishing shorelines." People of 
the Mt. Desert Island towns, remind- 
ed by the Acadia National Park 
superintendent of the exhibit, began 
their annual spring clean-up in April. 
The photo, "Dawn Popham Beach," 
used to publicize the exhibit, could 
not be taken today: the automobile 
has been removed. 

Perhaps the most important effect 
of the show has been on the state's 
candidates for public office. At least 
one gubernatorial candidate in the 
June primary made conservation and 
pollution problems the main plank 
in his platform. "Two years ago," 
says John N. Cole, editor of The 
Brunswick Record, "nobody was talk- 
ing about conservation or pollution. 
Today all the politicians are." 

Several newspapers have urged that 
the catalogue of the exhibit be given 
wider distribution, possibly to all 
elementary and secondary schools in 
the state, and the College has been 
seeking a donor willing to underwrite 
the project. At McKee's suggestion, 
the College is also seeking federal 
and private funds to sponsor a sym- 
posium on conservation practices and 
better utilization of Maine's 2,600- 

Dawn at Popham Beach 
It's no longer there. 

mile coast. Hopefully, such a sympo- 
sium will be held in the fall. 

The problems of despoilation and 
pollution, of course, are not restricted 
to Maine. This was nowhere better 
illustrated than in an editorial in the 
Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald lournal three 
days after Secretary of the Interior 
Stewart L. Udall described the ex- 
hibit as a "timely call to action." 
Concluded the Herald lournal: "This 
marring of land resources and beauty 
is not confined to the Maine coastline, 
as any Sunday driver in central New 
York has observed. Perhaps we too 
need a John McKee camera and a 
Marvin Sadik museum to display our 
contribution to ugliness. . . ." 

Family Addition 

THE Alumnus welcomes a new 
sister into the family of Bowdoin 
alumni publications. Vol. 1, No. 1 of 
the "Bowdoin Mathematics Newslet- 
ter" appeared on May 27. A mimeo- 
graphed publication with an initial 
run of 600, it was sent to all master's 
degree holders and alumni known to 
have majored in mathematics or who 
are teaching the subject. 

If you are in one of these categories 
or would otherwise like to receive it, 
write to Editor Dan E. Christie's as- 
sistant, Miss Miriam Bernard, 1 10 
Adams Hall. 

Editor Christie, who is better 
known as the Wing Professor of 
Mathematics and chairman of the 
department, promises variety in his 
occasional publication. There will be 
personals, papers, and news of the 
department's activities. 

The newsletter joins the Alumnus, 
now in its 40th year, and "Whisper- 
ing Pines," a mimeographed newslet- 
ter produced by Robert M. Cross '45, 
who operates under a variety of titles 
but is best known as secretary of the 
Alumni Fund. 

3 Killed in Crash 

THE College was shocked as it 
seldom has been in peacetime 
when the news reached the campus 
that three students were killed and a 
fourth was injured in an automobile 
accident.* The one-car crash occurred 

if *The worst accident involving Bowdoin 

students since 1947, when two were killed 
as they returned to the campus after fight- 
ing the great forest fire of that year. 

near York only two days before the 
start of Ivy Weekend, and the frater- 
nities to which the students belonged 
promptly cancelled party plans. 

Killed were Peter R. Brouner '67, 
Ian D. M. Butt '68, and William A. 
Mills '67, all Chi Psi's. Maurice A. 
Viens '67, an Alpha Kappa Sigma, was 

Before an overflow audience at a 
memorial service in the Chapel on 
May 18, President Coles summed up 
the feelings of the College community 
when he said: "What might have 
they become, what might have they 
in their later careers given to their 
fellows, had that Almighty Power 
which governs the lives of all of us 
willed otherwise? 

"But though we might will it, we 
cannot bring them back, we cannot 
relive the three years past. All we 
can do, and what we must do, lies in 
our own lives, in our dedication of 
them to right, to good, and to service 
to fellow men. Only thus can their 
lives not have been in vain." 

Obituaries of the three students 
will appear in September's Alumnus. 

Charles Livingston, 1888-1966 

"What a loss to so many," one of 
Charles Livingston's students wrote 
upon receiving the news of his death. 
In that spirit an alumnus who wishes 
to remain anonymous wrote the fol- 
lowing memorial as the expression of 
a collective memory, to which many 
Livingstonians have contributed. 

GREAT teachers stir up legends 
on a campus. Charles Livingston, 
who practiced understatement and 
shunned publicity all his life, never 
succeeded in supressing the racial 
urge to myth-making. A freshman, 
arriving in Brunswick in 1936— a sab- 
batical year for Professor Livingston 
—was initiated by his fraternity into 
the popular mythology: "Bowdoin 
sent Longfellow to Harvard, and Har- 
vard sent Livingston to Bowdoin. 
Take Livingston's course next year." 
Livingston's was an international 
and not merely a New England repu- 
tation. He enjoyed the respect and 
friendship of the demigods of the 
Sor bonne. An appropriate represen- 
tation of the new mythology would 
have shown Charles Livingston strol- 
ling in the Luxembourg Cardens 
with Gustave Lanson or playing bil- 

Prof. Livingston 
With Harvard, a fair exchange. 


liards with Gustave Michaut . 
beating him at the game. 

The years in Brunswick and the 
summers in France were productive. 
The publications appeared uninter- 
ruptedly from 1922 through 1966. 
The long and steady distinction of 
the philologist and specialist in the 
medieval fabliau was recognized in 
1959 with the publication of the 
Charles H. Livingston testimonial 
issue of Romance Philology. On that 
occasion the editor celebrated in Pro- 
fessor Livingston "the range of talents 
expected of a true etymologist; com- 
mand of linguistic analysis and first- 
hand knowledge of the world at large, 
visual sensitivity, acoustic alertness, 
conjectural acumen; above all, con- 
trolled imagination." 

Yet Charles Livingston chose not 
to confine himself to specialists alone. 
He preferred the multiple demands 
of teaching in a small liberal arts 
college to the professionalism of the 
university. He fitted research into the 
whole scheme of his life and ulti- 
mately if indirectly turned his re- 
search to the use of his students. The 
present dean of Duke University re- 
members Professor Livingston's ad- 
vice: "Be sure to research and write 
and publish, or else you will dry up 
and have nothing much to offer your 
students." His students knew that 
they had a scholar in front of them, 
but the scholar was identifiable by 
clarity rather than by pedantry. 
"What won my respect," one of his 
students has written, "was his com- 
plete submission to the literature 
with which he dealt and the reverence 
with which he approached it." 

There was always the Livingston 
manner and wit. The classroom style 
was deceptively simple; he was a 
master of timing, of the deadpan 
delivery, of the soft-shoe line. "One 
listened for the wry comment deliv- 
ered in his unchangingly calm and 
deliberate voice." Wrote another stu- 
dent: "He lowered his head, raised 
his brow, peered over his reading 
glasses and quietly surveyed the class. 
The gesture was often accompanied 
by a remark of warm encouragement 
to a student who hesitatingly had just 
given the correct answer." 

Scholarship, wit, kindness. Every 
one of his former students fixes upon 
the unfailing Livingston kindness 
when identifying the central quality 
of the man. The encyclopedic mem- 
ory, unshakable on dates and titles, 
was equally sure of faces, names, and 
individuals. Of the list of almost 100 
students and friends who contributed 
in 1956 to the Charles Livingston 
Honors Prize he remarked, "I remem- 
ber every one of them," and under- 
took to write his thanks to all. "One 
never forgets or ceases to love such a 
man," concludes a letter from an 
associate justice of the Maine Supreme 

The serene power of the man drew 
an altogether exceptional number of 
students into Romance studies who 
went on to advanced degrees— an 
average of nearly one Ph.D. for every 
year of his Bowdoin career. There 
was no proselytizing, but for those 
who followed him into teaching, a 
convincing explanation is offered by 
one of their number: "He simply 
made the scholar's life and the pro- 
lessor's opportunity for service seem 

Visitors to the Livingston house 
on Maine Street in the ten years fol- 
lowing his retirement will remember 
the hospitality of the home to which 
Francoise Livingston had given a 
French order and light. The happi- 
ness of his marriage, his interest in 
the careers of his students and in the 
life of the College, his friendships, 
the unbroken scholarly activity— all 
indicate that he had mastered retire- 
ment as he had every phase of his 
life. And death came as he talked with 
the son of a French philologist whom 
he had brought to Bowdoin as the 
Tallman Lecturer in 1929. 

It was a good life, and it will not 
be forgotten. 


Danny's Best 

BY its won-lost record (14-4) this 
year's varsity baseball team ranks 
with Coach Danny MacFayden's best. 
No other team in Bowdoin's history 
ever won so many games. 

An outstanding pitching staff (com- 
bined earned run average of 1.26) 
and pro-quality fielding (.966 aver- 
age) explain the team's success. Both 
averages were among the best in the 

Bob Butkus '66 compiled a 7-2 rec- 
ord and a 0.92 E.R.A. He was one of 
two pitchers selected to the District 
One (New England) College Division 
N.C.A.A. team. When he was not 
pitching he played centerfield— and 
was good enough to be named to the 
All-Maine team as a centerfielder. At 
season's end, the College awarded him 
the Francis S. Dane '96 Trophy, given 
annually to the outstanding player on 
the team. 

Jeff Withe '67 started, completed, 
and won three games, compiling a 
1.32 E.R.A. Another junior, Bruce 
MacLean, won four and lost two 
while achieving an E.R.A. of 1.57. He 
was named to the All-Maine team as 
a pitcher. 

All-Maine second baseman Pete 
Pappas '67 (who with MacLean will 
captain next year's team) was the 
team's leading fielder and hitter. He 
batted .294 and drove in 11 runs. He 
handled 108 chances and committed 
only one error for a .991 fielding aver- 
age—just one percentage point better 
than Bob Giard '68, who committed 
one error in 107 plays and was the 
best fielding catcher in the country. 

Among the fonder memories of the 
season is the sweep of the Little Three 
for the third year in a row. In suc- 
cessive games the Polar Bears defeated 
Williams, W T esleyan, and Amherst by 
scores of 16-3, 2-1, and 3-0. Their nine 
game streak began on April 19, 1963, 
when they defeated Williams, by a 
score of 5 to 3. 

Despite such talent, Bowdoin could 
do no better than 3-3 (and third) in 
the State Series. Fact was, Maine, 
Colby, and Bowdoin were three of 
the best teams in the East. Bowdoin 
was in contention for a piece of the 

Butkus '66 
One of the nation's best. 

title to the last game, which it lost to 
Maine, 4-3, on a squeeze bunt in the 
10th inning. Both Maine and Colby 
had 4-2 records in Series competition. 

The varsity was not the only excit- 
ing baseball team on the campus this 
spring. Pete Kosty's freshman Cubs 
ran-up a 9-0 record, the best in ten 
years for a Bowdoin freshman baseball 

The Cubs had what the varsity 
lacked: hitting. The team's batting 
average was .298, and five of the 
players hit over .300. Ed Beyer was 
tops with a .406 average. 

Pitcher Dick Downes won eight of 
the games and compiled a 2.57 E.R.A. 
The other win went to Ken Martin, 
a catcher when he was not pitching. 
He was the team's third best hitter 
with a .376 average. 

One of the best bets to break into 
the line up next year is Ed McFar- 
land, shortstop on the freshman team. 
He batted .342 during the season and 
won Kosty's praise for his fine fielding 
ability. He was credited with 32 as- 
sists and 17 putouts and only three 

Prospects for next year could hardly 
be better. The varsity loses only two 
starters, albeit important ones, But- 
kus and third baseman Paul Mulloy. 


BOWDOIN'S track team split four 
dual meets this spring, defeating 
Amherst, 88-52, and M.I.T., 78-71, 
and losing to Vermont, 89-60, and " 
New Hampshire, 78-71. a 

Despite the so-so season, it was a £ 

good year for a number of individ- 
uals. Hammer thrower Alex Schulten 
'66 ended his outstanding career by 
copping a variety of honors, including 
the Leslie A. Claff '26 Track Trophy 
as Bowdoin's outstanding track and 
field star for the second consecutive 
year. In the State Meet on May 7 
he won his event with a record-setting 
toss of 197'ly 2 " and finished second 
(to Charlie Hews '68) in the discus. 
This performance was good enough 
to earn him the Frederic D. Tootell 
'23 Trophy as the top performer in 
field events. A week later he broke 
his own record in the Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association Meet 
at New Britain, Conn., and on May 
21 he outdistanced Bates' Wayne 
Pangburn— 1965's college hammer 
throw champion— with a toss of 197'5". 

In winning the Claff Trophy 
Schulten had strong competition from 
Hews, who took firsts in the discus 
and shotput in the State Meet, broke 
the Bowdoin discus record with a toss 
of \b§"b\/2 in the Eastern Intercol- 
legiate Athletic Association Meet 
(where he also set a meet record in 
the shotput) , and won the shotput 
competition in the New England 
Meet. His best effort however came 
against Amherst, when he put the 
shot 54'2%"— farther than any other 
Maine college athlete in history. 

Another outstanding member of the 

team was Andy Seager '66, who set a 

Bowdoin record in the triple jump 

(44' 1 1/4") and tied the College record 

of 6'3" in the high jump. In the 

Hews '68 

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State doubles champs Smith & Bradley 
After a slow start, a piece of the State Series crown. 

State Meet he finished second in both. 

In addition to Schulten and Hews, 
Ray Bird '66 and Bruce Burton '67 
took firsts in the State Meet. Bird was 
timed at :55.6 in the 440-yd. inter- 
mediate hurdles, and Burton was 
clocked in the 100-yd. dash at :10.2. 
Cold, rainy, and windy weather pre- 
cluded outstanding times in the run- 
ning events. 

The meet went as expected, how- 
ever. Maine scored 60 points to win, 
followed by Bates with 55, Bowdoin 
with 47, and Colby with 24. 


THE tennis team shared the State 
Series championship with Colby. 
Both teams swept over Bates and 
Maine and divided their matches 
against each other. 

Team Captain Phil Bradley '66 and 
Captain-elect Spencer Smith '67 com- 
bined to defeat Maine's Bruce Hauck 
and Gordon Erikson, 6-1, 6-4, for the 
state doubles championship. Ken In- 
gram of Colby topped Smith, 6-0, 6-3, 
for the singles crown. 

The season started slowly enough 
for the netters. After losing their 
opener to M.I.T., 8-1, they defeated 
Springfield, 8-1, lost to Amherst, 8-1, 
beat Bates, 9-0, and lost to Colby, 54. 
Then the Polar Bears went into gear, 
defeating Bates, 8-1, Colby, 7-2, and 
Maine twice, by scores of 8-1 both 

It was the fifth time in the past 
six years that a Bowdoin tennis team 
either won or shared the State Series 
title. Only 1965's second place finish 
mars the skein. 


1ED by Captain (and Captain-elect) 
-J Bill Wieners '67, Bowdoin's golf 
team finished second in the State Se- 
ries to Maine. 

Wieners successfully defended his 
State Intercollegiate Golf crown on 
May 17, when he shot a 36-hole total 
of 159, one stroke better than Maine's 
Pete Martin. In State Series compe- 
tition he shared medal honors with Al 
Fleury of Bates. Both recorded rounds 
of 76. 

Bowdoin led Maine Colleges in the 
New England Golf Tournament on 
May 12-13 with a team score of 670. 
It finished sixth in the tourney, which 
was won by Providence with a team 
score of 646. Weiners, with a 163, 
turned in the best score for a Maine 
college golfer. He was ten strokes 
behind the winner. 

In dual competition Bowdoin de- 
feated New England College, 5-2, and 
lost to Williams, 6-1. 


Varsity Baseball 

Bowdoin 16 Williams 3 

Bowdoin 2 Wesleyan 1 

Bowdoin 3 Amherst 

Maine 6 

Bowdoin 5 

Bowdoin 5 

Trinity 1 

Bowdoin 2 


Bowdoin 5 

Bates 1 

Colby 5 

Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 3 

Northeastern 1 

Bowdoin 12 

New Hampshire 3 

Bowdoin 11 

Bates 2 

Bowdoin 5 

Colby 1 

Maine 4 

Bowdoin 3 

Season's record: 

Won 14, Lost 4 

Freshman Baseball 
Bowdoin 11 Deering 6 

Bowdoin 8 Maine 4 

Bowdoin 12 Exeter 4 

Bowdoin 10 M.C.I. 3 

Bowdoin 3 Colby 1 

Bowdoin 7 Bridgton 1 

Bowdoin 4 New Hampshire 

Bowdoin 8 Colby 1 

Bowdoin 7 Maine 4 

Season's record: Won 9, Lost 

Varsity Lacrosse 

F.D.U. -Madison 9 Bowdoin 1 

New Hampshire 10 Bowdoin 7 

Bowdoin 14 Brandeis 1 

Wesleyan 14 Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 11 New England 1 

M.I.T. 11 Bowdoin 3 

Tufts 5 Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 11 W.P.I. 8 

Bowdoin 12 Nichols 5 

* Bowdoin 12 Colby 4 

* Informal game not in season's standings. 
Season's record: Won 4, Lost 9 

Freshman Lacrosse 

New Hampshire 12 Bowdoin 11 

Bowdoin 12 Hebron 4 

Bowdoin 11 M.I.T. 4 

Bowdoin 5 Tufts 3 

Bowdoin 12 Hinckley 4 

Bowdoin 8 Rents Hill 4 

St. Paul's 7 Bowdoin 4 
Season's record: Won 5, Lost 2 

Freshman Track 
Bowdoin 103 Vermont 45 

New Hampshire 91 Bowdoin 58 

Exeter 55 Bowdoin 31 

Bowdoin 88 M.I.T. 59 

Bowdoin 82 Hebron 74 M.C.I. 17 

S. Portland 69^ Bowdoin 69 Deering 34i/ 2 
Season's record: Won 3, Lost 3 

Freshman Tennis 

Bowdoin 4 
Brunswick 2 
Maine 3 

Hebron 5 

Bowdoin 7 

S. Portland 9 

Colby 9 

Bowdoin 6 

Exeter 9 

Season's record: Won 2, Lost 4 

Freshman Golf 

Colby 4 Bowdoin 1 

Bowdoin 5 Deering 4 

Bowdoin 4 M.C.I. 3 

Brunswick 7 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 3 Maine 2 

Bowdoin 4 Colby 1 

Bowdoin 3 Maine 2 

Season's record: Won 5, Lost 2 

Varsity Sailing 

Minor at Stone Hill, Mass., 2nd place. 

N.E.I.S.A. Dinghy Eliminations at Tufts, 
6th place. 

Friis Trophy Competition at Tufts, 2nd 

Freshman Sailing 
Decagonal at Tufts, 3rd place. 
N.E.I.S.A. Freshman Eliminations at 
Tufts, 4th place. 


Alumni officers: Jack Reed '37, pres- 
ident; Glenn Mclntire '25, treasurer; 
and Rocky Ingalls '43, vice president. 

Two of Bowdoin's jour new Over- 
seers, David Dickson '41 (I.) and Dick 
Wiley '49 with President. Others are 
Ben Burr '45, Winthrop Walker '36. 

Alumni Fund Chairman Densmore'36 
said fund was at a record $323,000. 

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Society of Bowdoin Women officers: 
Mrs. H. K. Warren, secretary; Mrs. V. 
C. Welch, vice president; Mrs. A. U. 
Bird, president; Mrs. G. M. Elliott, 
chairman of nominating committee. 

A time of memories, hopes; 
of traditions, departures. 

Commencement— a time of old tra- 
ditions and new departures, of nos- 
talgic memories, reports of progress, 
and hopes for the future. A time of 
completion, a time of beginning anew. 

Commencement '66 at Bowdoin was 
the usual blend of these ingredients. 
It will be remembered as the first in 
161 years not held in the First Parish 
Church. Thirteen thousand graduates 
of Bowdoin College had been awarded 
their degrees during exercises in the 
venerable "church of the College," 
but whatever was lost in parting from 
this tradition was more than gained 
in the comfort, utility, and symbolic 
value of the New Gymnasium, the 
site of the exercises on Saturday, June 
11. At long last the most important 
ceremony in the college year took 
place where it should: on the campus. 
With more than double the seating 
capacity of the church, the New Gym- 
nasium enabled seniors to invite as 
many friends and relatives as they 
wished, and probably no Bowdoin 
commencement was ever witnessed by 
so many of its alumni. Above all, one 
could hear the proceedings, which 
were accomplished with all the style 
that befits a college of long standing. 
It should be noted that they were 
conducted beneath a beautifully ex- 
ecuted nine-foot seal of the College 
designed by Andre R. Warren, assis- 
tant superintendent of grounds and 
buildings, and largely constructed by 
Ralph Allen of the grounds and 
buildings staff. 

The College awarded a total of 
210 degrees— 203 A.B.'s and seven 
honorary doctorates. Four years ago 
the Class of 1966 numbered 212; 186 
of them received degrees along with 
17 men of other classes. 

David E. Brewster, winner of Ful- 
bright and Marshall Scholarships and 
one of the commencement speakers, 

received his degree summa cum laude. 
Six other seniors were graduated 
magna cum laude: Charles M. Bar- 
bour III, John L. Esposito, Jonathan 
S. Fine, Morgan K. Grover, William 
A. Parent, and Robert E. Warren. 
Thirty-two others were graduated 
cum laude. One senior, Donald W. 
Kufe, received highest honors for 
work in his major department. Eleven 
others received high honors, and 27 
were awarded honors. 

Bowdoin awarded honorary degrees 
to Artine Artinian '31, professor of 
French, emeritus, at Bard College 
and an authority on the works of Guy 
de Maupassant, doctor of letters; Carl 
W. Buchheister, president of the Na- 
tional Audubon Society, doctor of 
humane letters; Nathaniel C. Ken- 
drick, now dean of Bowdoin College 
and Frank Munsey Professor of His- 
tory, Emeritus, doctor of humane let- 
ters; James McCormack, chairman 
and chief executive of the Communi- 
cations Satellite Corp., doctor of laws; 
Robert W. Morse '43, assistant secre- 
tary of the Navy for research and 
development and president-elect of 
Case Institute of Technology, doctor 
of science; Richard S. Perkin, chair- 
man of the board of Perkin-Elmer 
Corp., a scientific instrument manu- 
facturing firm, doctor of science; and 
Carl Ruggles, musician and composer 
whose works were the subject of the 
Biennial Institute in January, doctor 
of music. Because of his advanced 
age— he is 90— Mr. Ruggles could not 
attend, and the degree was accepted 
for him by John Kirkpatrick, friend 
and Cornell music professor. 

Steven A. Kay won the Goodwin 
Prize for the best commencement 
talk, which he titled "The Critical 
Stance." Other speakers and the titles 
of their talks were Raymond E. La- 
pine, "The Dynamics of a Happen- 



Harold R. Davis, "Vietnam- 
Distortion of American Foreign Pol- 
io"; and Brewster, "Government and 
the Scientific Method." 

A series of happy announcements 
highlighted the commencement lun- 
cheon immediately following the ex- 
ercises. President Coles said that 
Bowdoin had met the Ford Founda- 
tion's S2.5 million challenge grant. 
Alumni Fund Chairman Morris A. 
Densmore '36 reported that with 19 
days remaining until the end of the 
fund \ear, the Alumni Fund stood at 
nearly S323,000-some S48,000 more 

than its goal. Class of 1916 President 
Herbert H. Foster announced that 
his class's record-breaking gift of 
nearly $55,000 was being given in 
honor of Prof. Herbert Ross Brown 
H'63, an honorary member of '16. 
Frank F. Sabasteanski, class agent for 
1941, presented on behalf of his class 
a gift of nearly $28,000 in observance 
of its 25th reunion. 

Retiring Alumni Council President 
George T. Davidson Jr. '38, presented 
the Alumni Service Award to Glenn 
R. Mclntire '25, now assistant trea- 
surer of the College, emeritus. In the 

citation Mr. Mclntire was described 
as "a quiet, selfless, and efficient work- 
er for Bowdoin who has always given 
his very best, with wit and wisdom." 

Also awarded at the luncheon was 
the Andrew Allison Haldane Cup, 
given annually to the graduating stu- 
dent who has displayed "outstanding 
qualities of leadership and character." 
It went to Edward M. Fitzgerald, a 
dean's list student; soccer, hockey, 
and lacrosse letter-winner; and co- 
captain of the soccer and hockey 
teams during the past year. 

The results of the Board of Over- 


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Class of 1923 President Geoffrey T. Mason looks on 
as Mrs. George F. Chisholm (I.), daughter of the 
late Dean Nixon, unveils a portrait of the Dean. In 
center is Mrs. John Marchant. the Dean's xuidoiv. 

Howdoin's honorary degree recipients with President Coles: (l.-r.) Prof. Artine 
Artmian, doctor of letters; James McCormack, doctor of laws, Carl W. Buchheister, 
doctor of humane letters; Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick, doctor of humane letters; 
Robert W. Morse '43, doctor of science; and Richard S. Perkin, doctor of science. 

The Class of '16 had many bach 
for commencement. Its gift to 
Boivdoin was a record $55,000. 

Captain David Tamminen '56 
spoke at exercises at which 14 se- 
niors received service commissions. 



u time 

Steven A. Kay was the winner of the Goodwin Prize for the best commencement 
talk, "The Critical Stance." He received his award at the commencement lunch. 
Other speakers were Raymond Lapine, David Brewster, and Harold Davis. 

First senior to receive his diploma in the New Gymnasium was John H. Abbott 
of Houlton. Bowdoin's first 13,000 degree recipients had been awarded their 
degrees in First Parish Congregational Church— "the church of the College." 

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seers' elections, held on Friday, were 
announced at the luncheon. Elected 
were: Winthrop B. Walker '36, first 
vice president of the State Street 
Bank and Trust Co., Boston; Edward 
B. Burr '45, chairman and chief exec- 
utive officer of Hugh W. Long and 
Co. Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.; Richard A. 
Wiley '49, a partner in the Boston law 
firm of Bingham, Dana, and Gould; 
and David W. D. Dickson '41, chair- 
man of the language and literature 
department and dean-elect of the 
School of Arts and Sciences at Nor- 
thern Michigan University. Mr. Wiley 
and Dr. Dixon were chosen by ballot 
of the alumni. 

A moment of silence was observed 
in memory of two members of the 
Governing Boards who had died dur- 
ing the year, Brig. Gen. Boyd W. 
Bartlett '17 (September Alumnus) 
and Leon V. Walker '03. 

At the Overseers' meeting Philip 
G. Clifford '03 paid tribute to Mr. 
Walker. Noting that Mr. Walker had 
worked his way through Bowdoin, 
Mr. Clifford said, "Leon Walker was 
gifted with a mind which quickly 
grasped and digested what it took in. 
This ability left him time to earn the 
money necessary to meet his college 
expenses, and at the same time to 
remain among the leading students 
in his classes. He was an accomplished 
pianist and organist, though largely 
self-taught, and by playing the college 
organ and taking tutoring jobs, one 
of which at least necessitated a long 
absence from college, he accomplished 
what to most young men would have 
been an impossibility." 

Mr. Clifford further noted that in 
1956, on the occasion of Mr. Walker's 
50 th year of law practice, Mr. Walker 


was described in a citation presented 
to him by the Cumberland Bar Asso- 
ciation as one " 'who did not take 
cases for the elation of a win, but 
rather to give his best efforts toward 
the correct result of the case'." 

"But," Mr. Clifford continued, 
"another Leon Walker lies hidden in 
the social gatherings of his intimate 
friends, in the musical evenings when 
he played the piano, sometimes alone, 
sometimes in duets, and often as an 
accompanist to the violin of Dr. Frank 
Welch, also of the Class of 1903, and 
in the bridge games he loved so well 
... To such a life as that of Leon 
Walker, the words of Longfellow on 
the death of Parker Cleaveland seem 
a fitting tribute: 

Among the many lives that I have known 
None I remember more serene and sweet 
More rounded in itself and more com- 

If Saturday was the day for grad- 

uating seniors, honorary degree recip- 
ients, and new members of the Gov- 
erning Boards, Thursday and Friday, 
June 9 and 10, must be considered 
days for the hundreds of returning 
alumni and their families. 

What seemed to be an almost end- 
less flow of alumni, faculty, and 
friends streamed through the Alumni 
House on Thursday afternoon at a 
reception for Dean Kendrick, Mr. 
Mclntire, and Prof. Noel C. Little 
'17, all of whom retired on July 1. 
The reception, sponsored by the 
Classes of 1921 and 1926, was an im- 
mense success— so successful in fact 
that it did not end until early eve- 
ning, several hours after its organizers 
thought it would. 

Rainy weather washed out the base- 
ball game between the Classes of 1956 
and 1961 on Friday, but it hardly 
dampened the spirits of returning 

At the Alumni Council meeting 
on Friday morning John F. Reed '37 
was elected president, and Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43 was elected vice presi- 
dent. Mr. Mclntire was re-elected trea- 
surer and Peter C. Barnard '50 was 
re-elected secretary, to serve until his 
resignation from the College becomes 


New members-at-large, as elected by 
the alumni body, were announced. 
They are William S. Burton '37, C. 
Nelson Corey '39, Lawrence Dana '36, 
and Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall '29. 

It was also announced on Friday 
that J. Philip Smith '29 would be 
chairman of the 1966/67 Alumni 
Fund and that Lewis V. Vafiades '42 
would be the vice chairman. President 
Coles named Albert F. Lilley '54 a 
director of the fund, to succeed retir- 
ing Chairman and Director Densmore. 

The Alumni Association and Coun- 
cil also presented Mr. Barnard with 

Zore attended 'this year's commencement exercises than any other in Bowdoin's history. The gym setting W as i 



and a time for alumni. 

a pewter pitcher and a resolution ex- 
pressing their thanks for having been 
"never-flagging in his zeal to foster 
closer ties among alumni and between 
alumni and their college" during the 
nine years he was an administrative 

officer at Bowdoin and especially dur- 
ing the six he was alumni secretary. 

The Society of Bowdoin Women, 
which as usual sponsored luncheons 
on Friday and Saturday, elected new 
officers to two year terms. They are 

Mrs. Adriel U. Bird ('16), president; 
Mrs. Vincent B. Welch ('38), vice 
president; Mrs. Harry K. Warren, 
secretary; and Mrs. Gilbert M. Elliott 
Jr. ('25) , chairman of the nominat- 
ing committee. Re-elected were Mrs. 
Philip S. Wilder ('23) , vice president 
at large; Mrs. David B. Soule ('38) , 
treasurer; Mrs. Donald L. Philbrick 
('44) , assistant treasurer; Mrs. Fred- 
erick P. Perkins ('25) , chairman of 
the Fridav luncheon; and Mrs. Louis 


One of the many alumni who had an opportunity to talk The Class of 1941 had a large turnout for its 25th re- 
ivith President Coles was Dick Downes, Class of 1960. union. Its gift to Bowdoin amounted to nearly $28,000. 

Very surprised was Alumni Secre- The Class of 1950, "Bowdoin's biggest and {it claims'] best class," continued its 
tary Pete Barnard '50, who got a tradition of well attended off-year reunions. Here three of its stalwarts, Bob 
gift from the Alumni Association. Carley, Al Nicholson, and Ed Merrill, are marching to the commencement luncheon. 


B. Dennett ('20), chairman of the 
Saturday luncheon. 

During Friday afternoon Instructor 
in Art Brooks Stoddard gave the an- 
nual commencement lecture, which 
he titled "Bowdoin's Art and Archi- 
tecture"; the Dean Paul Nixon Room 
in the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library 
was dedicated; and President and 
Mrs. Coles received alumni. 

That evening Prof. George H. 
Quinby '23, director of dramatics at 

Bowdoin for 31 years, directed his 
last play, Shakespeare's Measure for 
Measure, before a capacity audience 
in Pickard Theater. As the curtain 
fell he and the cast received an ova- 
tion that continued for nearly five 
minutes. Professor Quinby, who will 
continue to teach English, was also 
honored on Thursday night at a sur- 
prise reception and dinner at Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity. During the af- 
fair, which was attended by many 

former Bowdoin thespians, his cur- 
rent students, colleagues, and friends, 
and sponsored by the Masque and 
Gown, it was announced that the 
George H. Quinby Award, to be given 
annually to a freshman active in dra- 
matics, had been established. 

In between this multitude of or- 
ganized events the reunioning classes 
joined in the fellowship that as much 
as anything makes a Bowdoin com- 
mencement what it is. 

A pottery sale sponsored by 1921 netted more than $500, 
which the Class gave to Bowdoin through the Alumni Fund. 

Making a grand entrance to a surprise reception in his 

honor was Prof. George H. Quinby '23. Pat has retired Something new: alumni registered in the Moulton Union. 

after having been director of dramatics for 31 years. 

The reception for Dean Kendrick (left photo), Glenn Mc- by 1921 and 1926, on Thursday was a big success. Among 
Intire '25 , and Prof. Little '11 (right photo), sponsored those there were Mr. and Mrs. Seivard Marsh '12 (center). 


Mass Media: 

by Allan Nevins 

AN ENGLISH scholar named Edward Dicey, who 
knew Nathaniel Hawthorne well, wrote some per- 
sonal recollections of him in Macmillan's Magazine 
in 1864. He had recently spent some time with Hawthorne 
in Concord. He relates that their talk one evening rambled 
to the question of life beyond the grave. Dicey mentioned 
the Hindu belief that life recommences immediately after 
death in some new form. "Ah," said Hawthorne, who was 
very tired, "I hope there will be a break. A couple of 
hundred years or so of sleep is the least I can do with 
before I begin life anew." But if that finely sensitive artist 
came back today, what would interest him most? 

He would find that our surroundings have been cor- 
rupted by forces alien to art: dirt, clutter, noise, crowding, 
ugliness, artificiality. He would find that science has given 
us unanswerable new questions, some of them frightening. 
Our thinkers and artists, he would note, have fallen into 
confusion; and out of their bafflement has emerged a state 
of warfare in the arts. The new architecture wars with the 
traditional architecture, the new painting wars with con- 
ventional painting, the new music wars with the old music. 
Hawthorne would find a transformed world, alarming us 
by its technology, degrading us by its gadgetry, and exalting 
us by its flights toward new realms in space and thought. 
We may presume that he would inevitably turn for guid- 
ance to the mass media as well as the older media of 

The powers of the mass media— of television, radio, the 
motion picture, the popular magazine and paperback book 
—would impress him, while the abuse of these powers 
would appall his spirit. He would conclude that our con- 
fused society, struggling between the brightest potentialities 
and most depressing realities, is mirrored, for good or ill, 
in the mass media. Our age is ruled by them and partic- 
ularly by television and the newspaper. The mass media 
culture of our time gains its strength from the fact that it 
is built upon two new forces in our national life, which 
in harmony with our confused world are both potentially 
good and potentially evil. 

One force upon which the mass media rest is the in- 
creased leisure of our era, leisure far beyond the dreams of 
men when Longfellow wrote Hiawatha and Franklin 
Pierce became President. This enhancement of leisure is 
characteristic of every advanced nation. Britain, Scandi- 
navia, and the Socialist states, are as intent as ourselves 
upon reducing their workweek from forty hours to thirty. 
The Soviet Government acted in 1960 to shorten the Rus- 

Forever A Wasteland? 

sian workday from eight hours to seven, and in heavy 
industry to six, making still shorter hours mandatory for 
young people attending classes. Mr. Khrushchev asserted 
that a 35-hour week would soon be introduced for most 
workers, and a 30-hour week in heavy industry; and he 
boasted that by 1970 the Soviet Union would have the 
shortest workweek in the world. Mr. Khrushchev merely 
echoed some American economists when he predicted that 
the workday would eventually be abbreviated to three 
or four hours. 

The other great supporting force is the growth of edu- 
cation. In 1957 the Department of Labor announced that 
for the first time in our history, a majority of all workers 
had completed high school. They had completed at least 
twelve years in classes and had remained under tuition 
until 17 or 18. This implied a more sweeping change than 
many people would suppose. For one reason, our high 
schools grow better and better, teaching more and more. 
Calculus, trigonometry, and full training in some foreign 
language are now routine requirements in all large cities. 
For another reason, the proportion of well-educated people 
in the population inevitably increases. The ill-schooled are 
most numerous in the passing generation; the well-schooled 
are most numerous among the rising generation. 


EAN WHILE, more and more high school graduates 
go on to college. Indeed college enrollment has increased 
about twice as fast as population. About half our young 
men, who fare better in education than young women, 
now enjoy at least a taste of college, university, or advanced 
technological training. 

This expansion of education and leisure offers obvious 
opportunities to the mass media. But will the media make 
proper efforts to seize them, and if they do, will people 
respond as they should? This is one of the central ques- 
tions of our time. 

When we listen to the voices raised in criticism and 
denunciation of the mass media, we must doubt that a 
favorable answer will be given to such questions. In the 
field of television in particular the chorus of attack has 
become loud and continuous. Most watchers of television 
agree that its quality has deteriorated during the last five 
years. All of us recall what the recent chairman of the 
Federal Communications Commission, Newton M. Minow, 
said of it in his official capacity. "When television is good, 
nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is 
worse." Let anybody give a whole day to viewing television, 
Mr. Minow remarked, "and I can assure you that you will 
see a vast wasteland." 

Ed Murrow, we remember, retired with a stinging de- 
nunciation of television for its hostility to disturbing infor- 
mation and opinion, and its habit of merely distracting and 
deluding the public. The head of the staff of BBC in 
Washington lately declared: "America is full of free, well- 
informed controversy, yet there is almost none on television 
because it might offend someone. America is also full of 
thriving cultural activity and scholarship, yet there is none 
on television because it might bore someone." Nobody is 
happy about the present state of television— nobody. Not 
even the advertising sponsors are happy, for they spend 
huge sums to obtain uncertain response. Not long ago one 
agency expert discovered that only 15% of the television 
viewers could remember which cowboy advertised which 

Evidence could be assembled for an almost equally 
heavy indictment of motion pictures, which have dete- 
riorated in this country— though not in some others— during 
the last five years. Radio is not so hotly criticized; it is 
more often treated, except in its presentation of music, 
with silent contempt. As for the newspaper, which is a 
more important part of the mass media than even tele- 
vision, it has been under suspicion for a generation, par- 
ticularly as more and more cities have become prisoners of 
a single newspaper— of a press monopoly. 

About twenty years ago a Commission on Freedom of 
the Press, with Robert M. Hutchins as chairman and Zech- 
ariah Chafee as vice chairman, published a 130-page report 
based upon the premise that a free press is an essential 
bulwark of a free society. The Commission, numbering 
fifteen publicists and scholars, reached some depressing 
conclusions. It found that newspapers, like radio and mag- 
azines, were not providing the current intelligence needed 
by citizens. This conclusion was supported by independent 
critics. The economist John K. Galbraith, for instance, 
asserted that newspapers were too ignorant and indifferent 
to tell the truth about inflation and that most columns of 
financial news and comment ought better be struck from 
the press. James Haggerty suggested diat pressure groups 
in the munitions industries and the armed services were 
coloring the news about our defense requirements— an 
accusation later echoed in different form by his chief, 
President Eisenhower. Some trade union leaders declared 
that the press was viciously biased against labor. 

Altogether, most intelligent Americans seem convinced 
that the mass media are not doing work as good as should 
be expected of them in a well-educated democracy, and 
show little prospect of doing it. This conclusion is depres- 
sing. If it is valid, what remedies can be found? 

Does our radio or television program tell the truth? 


Or is it controlled by the advertisers who buy the time, 
and by the decision makers upon programs in the networks 
and the program-production firms— altogether too many of 
whom are former advertising men? Is it even controlled by 
some special-interest group, ranging from covert Birchers 
to covert Communists? Again, do our motion pictures tell 
the whole truth about a Negro slum, or about a battle in 
Vietnam? We all know that, as Will Irwin wrote long ago, 
one of the prime duties of a newspaper manager is simply 
to make sure that it comes out the next week. We know 
that neither he nor the manager of a television station can 
always be more fiercely belligerent for the truth than Sen- 
ator Fulbright was in campaigning for re-election in Arkan- 
sas, or Lincoln was when in 1858 he debated the status of 
the Negro with Senator Douglas at Jonesboro in southern 
Illinois. Nevertheless, the mass media must be battlers for 

It is obvious that the service of truth can never be 
healthfully promoted by government regulation, or by 
supervision offered by even the best body of intellectuals 
or philanthropists or ecclesiastics obtainable. No such 
agency as the state, the church, or the educational author- 
ities could fail to do more harm than good. Our free society 
is intuitively hostile to such interference. What force, then, 
can accomplish most in strengthening the freedom of mass 
media to tell the truth? No answer can be fully satisfactory. 
But the best answer can be packed into a simple pregnant 
phrase: more competition. Competition— the many-sided 
competition suited to our pluralistic society— can do most 
to promote the freedom of the mass media, and their use 
of it to serve truth. It is only to protect competition that 
government intervention can be justified. 

By competition I do not mean that of private enterprise 
alone. In the New York metropolitan area between thirty 
and forty agencies offer good musical programs daily on 
the air, and some of them are public agencies. Such a 
municipal station as Channel 28 in southern California 
television is most welcome in the arena. Entry should be 
free to all: to business enterprise, to the foundations, to 
churches, to universities, to cities. Nor by competition do 
I mean merely competition inside a given form of the mass 
media. It is one of the merits of the mass media that each 
main form competes with other forms. The motion picture 
competes with television. Radio competes with the news- 
papers. The paperback books compete with the magazine. 
The strengthening of this multiple competition offers the 
best hope of promoting freedom for truth. 


O UNDERSTAND the nature of this competition, it is 
helpful to grasp certain facts. 

All of the mass media are bound by three unescapable 
requirements. These requirements, indeed, give them their 
special character. First, all must fill an enormous amount 
of space, whether it be measured in square feet of news- 
paper and magazine pages, or in station-hours of television 
and radio time. For metropolitan dailies and television 
stations, the demand is gargantuan. The difficulty of filling 
so much space is compounded by the fact that the news- 
paper and the television programs have to be ready every 
day at fixed, inexorable hours. They must be filled, and 
filled on the scheduled minute. 

As a second fundamental condition of existence, the 

mass media face a continuous shortage of high talent. 
However talent be defined, it is the scarcest and costliest 
commodity known to mankind. The mass media, toiling in 
hurry and confusion, must never cease to hunt it by inge- 
nious and exhausting labor. 

As the third basic condition, the mass media must 
recognize that the popular will, the majority vote, even- 
tually controls. Not in Russia, of course, not wholly in 
Great Britain, but in America practically always. The 
popular vote may be registered in various ways, one of 
them being the checkbooks of advertisers, but it rules. If 
we wish to fix the blame for what we get in the mass 
media, we should look chiefly at the hucksters and traders, 
the men whose payments gave CBS last year its net profits 
of 46 millions. But we should also look at ourselves and 
our neighbors. 

These three fundamental conditions govern the mass 
media. In television the time requirement is especially 
rigorous because three evening hours are far more desirable 
than the other twenty-one. Since "live" programs must be 
consumed when given and a picked few appeal to huge 
audiences, much of television is tailored to reach what is 
called "prime time." Programs scheduled for the hours 
7:30 to 10:30 enjoy tremendous acclaim and large cash 
recompense. Program writers and performers who find 
places at nine in the morning or four in the afternoon find 
very little. The competition for prime hours distorts pro- 
grams, frustrates deserving writers and actors, and stimu- 
lates the tendency toward the vulgarization of programs. 
Anyone acquainted with writers in New York and Holly- 
wood knows what depths of bitterness some gifted men 
have to plumb. Said one scenario writer to me recently, 
with almost tearful emotion: "Television Street is the 
narrowest and most choked in the world. Everybody is 
looking for a room there. It has a few first-class hotels; 
they are jammed. It has a slightly larger list of good second- 
class hotels; they are jammed too. The rest of the street 
is lined by bawdy-houses, and men who get a seat on the 
Moor are envied!" 

This congestion in the prime hours and the consequent 
pressure toward vulgarization recently led Leo Rosten to 
write a scathing paragraph. Mr. Rosten has written for the 
motion pictures, taught in several universities, and pub- 
lished a delightful book, The Education of Hyman Kaplan. 
He has a catholic and cheerful outlook. He has praised 
such films as Marty and The Bridge on the River Kwai; 
such comic strips as "Li'l Abner"; such journalism as 
Justice W. O. Douglas on Russia and Henry Kissinger on 
nuclear weapons; and some of the documentary programs 
of CBS's "Camera Three." He does not unduly respect 
highbrows, and correctly states that intellectuals seldom 
discover "artists" in the popular media until after the plain 
people do, as the masses first discovered Charlie Chaplin. 
Yet it must have been after viewing television that Mr. 
Rosten exploded with this sentence: "A great deal of what 
appears in the mass media is dreadful tripe and treacle; 
inane in content, banal in style, muddy in reasoning, maw- 
kish in sentiment, vulgar, naive, and offensive to men of 
learning or refinement." 

It is not for lack of money and effort that television 
disappoints us. Robert W. Sarnoff tells us that last year 
the program specialists of NBC considered nearly 450 pro- 
gram ideas offered them by outsiders. More than 200 were 


studied intensively— "in depth"— by NBC experts, indepen- 
dent producers, and others. Of these more than a hundred 
were carried on to fuller treatment, with the writing of 
many complete scripts. Thereupon twenty-six of the most 
promising programs were developed into "pilot films" at 
a cost of several million dollars. Finally, from them and 
certain series to which NBC had committed itself— series 
like "Profiles in Courage"— fifteen programs were chosen. 
Mr. Sarnoff states this in part to explain his boast that 
"overall, television is attracting larger audiences, for longer 
periods, than ever before." Perhaps it is. But to viewers 
of proper standards much of this effort appears abortive. 

One reason why it proved abortive is that television 
lacks the true competition that might lift more of its hours 
above the wasteland. Three great networks— NBC, CBS 
and ABC— are far from being as competitive in artistic and 
intellectual effort as they should be. Much was at first 
hoped from ABC, but the hope faded when it began to 
flourish on crime, westerns, and other staples. Our now 
abundant educational channels offer a little variety and 
depth, but these are not yet vigorous. Many writers and 
performers on both coasts believe that the only way in 
which viewers can get a proper alternative to the wasteland 
is through the introduction of an independent agency, an 
equivalent of the British "third program." This might 
be subsidized by the Ford Foundation or several associated 
foundations. It might be subsidized by the government now 
that the government has begun to support the arts. Some 
cooperative program might sustain it. 

With the equivalent of a third program, talent might 
flow into time now too largely monopolized by the fare 
that Mr. Minow described. It is hard to see any other pos- 
sibility. The hope once pinned to the use of video tape for 
the improvement of television programs has not been 
realized. Some men still think that pay-television could 
open a road to better programs, and it certainly deserves 
a better trial than it has had. In California it was defeated 
at the polls by a campaign of distortion as unscrupulous 
as that which defeated Upton Sinclair and his epic pro- 
posals a generation ago. We do get something like a third 
program once a week in what Ed Murrow called "the 
cultural ghetto of Sunday afternoon," but once a week is 
not often enough. That we could do much better is dem- 
onstrated by the occasional flashes of brilliance we see. 
David Susskind, for example, thinks that most American 
television is negative and limp because the program spon- 
sors hope to please all 180 million Americans all the time, 
and have invincible faith in vulgarity and violence as the 
method. But Mr. Susskind himself has shown how to pre- 
sent provocative programs, as in his fearless interview with 
Mr. Khrushchev in 1961. More sustained competition of 
this sort is needed. 


ADIO WOULD manifestly profit from keener competi- 
tion, for except in music, it makes nothing like proper use 
of its opportunities. It has fallen far below the level once 
illustrated by the program "Information, Please!" Anyone 
who spends much time in England quickly realizes that 
while British television is about as bad as ours, British 
radio is decidedly superior. One does not have to go abroad 
to find the proof. It is available in all good public libraries. 
The British radio yields every week materials for one of 

the very best weekly magazines now published anywhere 
on the globe, The Listener. It is full of articles upon cur- 
rent affairs, politics, art, science, history, literature, travel, 
and music. It sparkles with ideas; it is admirably written; 
it is learned when it touches the past and sophisticated 
when it deals with the present. No such magazine is pos- 
sible in this country, for our radio is almost barren of the 
varied content required. 

Even if television and radio were not such depressing 
failures, newspapers would be more important to us. They 
are, in fact, almost indispensable. During the two recent 
strikes that closed New York dailies, radio and television 
promised "extended news coverage." The attempt to pro- 
vide it proved such a sorry joke that the hungry public 
devoured all the out-of-town papers it could get. In eco- 
nomic respects the newspapers remain powerful. They have 
not been seriously injured by the competition of other 
mass media, although some media take a great part of the 
advertising revenue they once held. During the last twenty 
years the national total of dailies has remained almost 
stationary at figures between 1,700 and 1,800. Their circu- 
lation has now risen above sixty million copies sold daily, 
in spite of price increases. Indeed, this circulation has in- 
creased in proportion to the active adult population. 

Such economic vigor is important, and the country may 
rejoice in it. Unhappily, the strength of the press is not 
necessarily connected with an improvement in its quality. 
Large newspaper sales may arise rather because people 
have more money to spend, more education and hence a 
keener appetite for intelligence, and because more of them 
live in cities and enjoy access to newsstands. Many men, 
however, believe that newspapers have improved. 


AKEN AS a whole, they are weak enough in all con- 
science. When Robert Hutchins received the Sidney Hill- 
man award, he said that in our 106 cities of more than 
100,000 people, not more than a half-dozen had really ade- 
quate journals of fact and opinion. John Fischer, editor 
of Harper's, declared about the same time that not one 
newspaper in Texas contained as much good news about 
the United States as the Montreal Star did. Most news- 
papers are timid. We justly criticize the television networks 
for rejecting provocative programs; but how many news- 
papers would dare carry such a probing treatment of abor- 
tion as CBS did last year, or such a frank discussion of 
venereal disease as Howard K. Smith delivered on the ABC 
network? The cardinal defects of journalism have arisen 
from the transfer of newspapers to gigantic business units, 
interested primarily in money-making, and from the lack 
of fearless, lively, and thoughtful competition. 

Competition inside our cities continues to dwindle. 
When the Portland Oregonian recently bought the Port- 
land Oregon Journal, only sixty cities in the United States 
were left with competing dailies. Happily, competition is 
still given by publications from outside city limits. The 
United States has three truly national dailies: The New 
York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Wall Street 
Journal. It has four or five vigorous weekly news magazines. 
In Los Angeles the London Times is bought the day after 
it appears on Fleet Street. 

Yet it is saddening to note that whereas Chicago in 
1892 supported six morning newspapers, four of which 


had been founded before the Civil War, the Chicago of 
today, far wealthier and more populous, has only two 
morning papers. It is even more saddening to be told that 
while forty North Carolina cities have dailies, not a single 
city has competitive ownership of papers. In 1900 the 
United States possessed about 3,000 dailies for its 76 mil- 
lion people; today it has 1,750 dailies for 190 million 
people. Of course competition is by no means the only 
spur, or even the best spur, to the achievement of merit in 
journalism. A fine tradition counts, as with the Atlanta 
Constitution; a public-spirited ownership counts, as with 
the Washington Post. On the whole, however, they do not 
count as effectively as competition. 

In some communities competition is doubly limited. 
It was a deplorable blunder on the part of our government 
to permit newspapers to become owners of radio or tele- 
vision stations. They should have been kept separate so 
that it would be impossible for a single agency to get a 
monopolistic grip upon local news and opinion. It is re- 
grettable that the New York Daily News, a vulgar and 
prejudiced sheet, owns a broadcasting station which can 
purvey vulgarity and prejudice on the air. It is regrettable 
that the Chicago Tribune, which used to give a bigoted 
interpretation of international affairs in print, could use 
its station WGN to make the air tremble with the same 
bigotry. To be sure, this ownership of dual facilities has 
saved some newspapers from extinction; without broad- 
casting profits they would have perished. It is also true 
that the FCC bends a watchful eye on the use made of 
dual facilities. But in principle, and usually in practice, 
such ownership is entirely wrong. 


.EAN WHILE, one recent invader of the mass media 
displays the most hopeful aspect of all: the paperbound 
book. No one can gainsay its importance, either commer- 
cially or culturally. It offers perhaps the best single reflec- 
tion of the fact that a majority of American workers now 
possess at least a high school training. Book publishing has 
grown rapidly in this country. According to surveys by the 
Book Publishers' Council and the Textbook Publishers' 
Institute, net sales of books rose from $501 million in 1952 
to $1.24 billion in 1961. In 1961 paperback sales represent- 
ed about 305 million books. The paperbacks have won their 
victory not only by low prices, but also by opening efficient 
new market channels. The intending book-buyer does not 
have to go to a bookstore to supply himself; he finds serried 
rows of titles staring at him in drugstores, tobacco shops, 
hotel lobbies, and haberdasheries. The quality of the cheap 
paperbacks has steadily improved: Peyton Place has given 
way to Anna Karenina and Mickey Spillane to Keats. Cost- 
lier paperbacks furnish specialized titles. 

This sudden and tremendous enlargement of book- 
buying is a hopeful augury, suggesting that the level of 
the constituency to which our newspapers, television-pro- 
grammers, and motion picture directors appeal can be 
raised. This elevation will not be achieved overnight; it 
will require protracted and massive use of our educational 
facilities; but it is possible. Few well-informed people 
realize how desperately the effort is needed. George Gallup 
in 1957 asked a cross-section of American adults, "Do you 
happen to be reading any serious book or novel at pres- 
ent?" Only 17% replied yes. In West Germany 34% replied 

affirmatively, and in England 55%. Indifference to books, 
Elmo Roper says, is a distinctly American phenomenon. 
The vital importance of education to democracy Dr. Roper 
illustrates by a telling statement. An opinion-research cen- 
ter asked a cross-section of the population what they 
thought of the Supreme Court decision on school integra- 
tion. Among those with a mere common-school education, 
40% termed the decision a mistake; among people with 
some high school education, only 24% thought it was a 
mistake; and among college graduates, only 15%. 


lLTOGETHER, the present situation in the mass me- 
dia is deplorable, but not hopeless. Conceivably, the whole 
picture might be vastly improved if only a few resolute 
steps were taken. If the foundations or the government 
could create an agency analagous to the third program of 
BBC, it might do much to revitalize both radio and tele- 
vision in this country. If some regulatory agency could 
show enough courage to halt the almost intolerable injec- 
tion of advertising interruptions into broadcast programs; 
if the evil effects of the courts' interdiction of block-licens- 
ing of motion pictures could be undone; if a fair trial were 
given to pay-television; and if good national newspapers 
had opportunity to compete still more vigorously with 
poor local newspapers, then the whole national scene might 
change within a few years. Most important of all would 
be the replacement of our present general passivity with 
a more critical and active attitude toward all the mass- 

This passivity may have befitted the uneducated, over- 
worked nation of yesterday. It does not befit the educated 
and alert nation of today. If one out of fifty of the unhappy 
audience that sits in numb endurance before a bad motion 
picture or television program would write the producer 
in protest; if one out of a hundred would take time now 
and then to suggest a substitute for the inane material he 
receives, the advertising fraternity— the hucksters— would 
respond quickly enough. Perhaps the basic desideratum is 
the slow elevation of taste that will come with more edu- 
cation; but this elevation must be accompanied by a more 
active assertion of individual demand. As the truly culti- 
vated element in the population grows larger, it must make 
itself more audible. It is upon the people, in the last anal- 
ysis, that a healthful change will depend; and we the 
people must show a comprehension of our responsibility. 

Allan Nevins is senior re- 
search associate of the Henry 
E. Huntington Library, San 
Marino, Calif., president of 
the American Academy of 
Arts and Letters, and emer- 
itus professor of history at 
Columbia University. One 
of the nation's leading his- 
torians, he has twice won 
the Pulitzer Prize. This ar- 
ticle is based on an address 
he gave at the dedication of 
the Hawthorne-Longfellow 
Library in February. 



Postscript to the 

by Francis Russell 

In 1963 a Bowdoin alumnus discovered 
letters written by the former President of 
the United States to his mistress. The par- 
tial disclosure of their contents has resulted 
in a million dollar suit that raises an impor- 
tant legal question yet to be answered by a 
court: Is the life of a man who attains high 
public office private in any respect? 

THE MORE than a hundred letters that the late 
President Warren Harding wrote to his Marion 
neighbor and mistress, Mrs. James E. Phillips, from 
1910 to 1920 have their varying levels of significance for 
historians, journalists, librarians, curators of documents, 
historical societies, lawyers, and nonspecialized readers. 
Without them no appraisal of Harding can be accurate. 
Yet the right of access to their contents is still a matter of 
involved legal dispute in that grey area of common law 
where uncertainties to such rights have never been satis- 
factorily resolved. But for my accidental discovery of them 
in the autumn of 1963, these letters might well by now 
have been destroyed. 

Until the news of the letters was made public in July 
1964, Carrie Phillips's affair with Harding was mentioned 
only once in print, and that while he was in the White 
House, in the shoddy privately-printed book, Warren 
Gamaliel Harding— President of the United States, by the 
former professor of economics, politics, and social sciences 
of Wooster College, Ohio, William Estabrook Chancellor. 
Chancellor was paranoid on the subject of race and "the 
black threat to America." His object in writing his book 
was to destroy Harding politically by showing that he was 


part Negro. He had spent some weeks in Marion as well as 
in Harding's birthplace, Blooming Grove, and had record- 
ed all the gossip and malicious stories he could uncover, 
assiduously and uncritically tailoring his information to 
his prejudices. Harding he described as "big, lazy, slouch- 
ing, confused, ignorant, affable, yellow and cringing like 
a Negro butler to the great." The book is a mishmash of 
obsessive fantasies, lies, occasional shrewd political observa- 
tions and a number of facts unrecorded elsewhere. With 
Chancellor's obvious paranoia and the scurrility of his 
approach, it is not to be wondered that no historian has 
tried to sift the facts from the fantasies. The book itself 
is extremely rare, ever since Attorney General Harry 
Daugherty sent out the Department of Justice agents to 
confiscate its first and only edition. Their work was so 
thorough that the plates and most of the copies of the 
book were destroyed. 

While in Marion Chancellor picked up the story of 
Harding's liaison and recorded it on page 109: 

"The Phillips case illustrates his sex instincts. Mrs. 
Phillips is the wife of a dry goods man in Marion, very 
showy and vain, with a passon [sic} for men. Jim 
Phillips is a poor little fellow who is part owner of a 
store that is there. 

"This woman has made herself useful to men of a 
kind. She got in with Warren, who as usual, paid no 
attention to his own wife who is passee through the 

"On frequent occasions, even after the nomination, 
he and Mrs. Phillips visited together at Upper San- 
dusky. It is said that Herrick, who knew about this, 
went to Jim Phillips and offered to send both himself 
and the woman to Japan, with an income guaranteed 
monthly so long as Warren was President. It was re- 
ported in every stage of the affair just what was paid. 
The stake was $25,000 down, and $2,000 a month. The 
Phillips [sic] went to Japan early in October, but not 
until Mrs. Phillips, who is a very talkative woman, had 
told all her friends just what she was to receive." 

OlX YEARS later William Allen White in his Masks in a 
Pageant referred to the affair without, however, mention- 
ing Mrs. Phillips by name. Following Harding's nomina- 
tion, White had come to Marion for the official opening 
of the campaign. "Every store front," he wrote, "was a 
giant bloom of red, white, and blue; every store but one, 
and when the reporters asked about it, they heard one of 
those stories about a primrose detour from Main Street 
which Florence Kling, the Duchess, had chosen to ignore." 

Harding's primrose detour with Carrie Phillips began 
in 1905 and ended a few months before his nomination in 
1920. She was ten years younger than he, and, when she 
married the dry-goods merchant Jim Phillips in 1896, one 
of the handsomest women in Marion. For that small city 
she was urbane, much the Gibson-girl archetype. In 1897, 
her daughter, Isabelle, was born, and in 1902 a son, James 
Jr., who died in 1904. Possibly the child's death may have 
had something to do with her alienation from her husband 
and her liaison with Harding. 

Although the affair was town gossip as early as 1910, 
so that Harding's later mistress, Nan Britten, knew of it 
while she was still in high school, Jim Phillips never found 

out until 1919. Even then he did not leave his wife. Instead, 
after Harding's nomination, the Republican National 
Committee arranged to have the Phillipses take a slow 
trip around the world. Albert D. Lasker, the advertising 
wizard who had become assistant to the Republican Na- 
tional Committee chairman, Will Hays, paid off the Phil- 
lipses and arranged for them to be out of the country 
during the presidential campaign. Lasker sponsored the 
trip, gave the couple a lump sum of between $25,000 and 
$50,000 and agreed to a regular monthly payment as well. 

Ostensibly the Phillipses were traveling to investigate 
raw silk conditions in the Far East. On their leisurely re- 
turn Jim Phillips sold out his interest in the store to the 
Uhlers. Carrie persuaded him to turn over his property 
and the house where they lived on South Main Street's 
Gospel Hill to her. They continued to live in his retire- 
ment with the extravagance to which she was accustomed. 
Then in the Depression, when Jim had lost most of his 
money, she turned him out of the house that had been his. 
He died of pneumonia in 1937. During those Depression 
years he lived in the gone-to-seed Hotel Marion that had 
disintegrated to a shabby lodging house after the opening 
of the new Hotel Harding in 1920. A pathetic, wandering 
figure along Main Street, he shortly before his death asked 
the editor of Harding's old paper, the Marion Star, to give 
him credit in his obituary for his civic work and booster 
efforts of so long ago when he was a rising young merchant. 

Carrie, still a striking-looking woman, became increas- 
ingly eccentric. She moved from Gospel Hill to a house on 
Mount Vernon Avenue about a mile beyond Harding's 
old house. Alienated from Marion, she lived the life of 
a recluse, trying to supplement her fading income by rais- 
ing German shepherd dogs, and getting into difficulties 
with the Board of Health because of the stench of her 
backyard kennel. By 1956 she was without funds and had 
deteriorated so far that Probate Court Judge Edward J. 
Russo appointed a Marion lawyer, Don Williamson, as her 
guardian. The house, decayed and filthy from a dozen 
unhousebroken dogs running loose in it, Williamson took 
over and sold. He placed Carrie in the Willetts Home for 
the Elderly. Her possessions he catalogued and auctioned 
off. There had been old rumors that she had used much of 
her Harding money to buy diamonds. Williamson searched 
all over the house without finding any, but in his searches 
he found a locked closet and inside the locked closet a 
locked box. It was this box that contained the letters from 
Harding to his "beloved and adored" Carrie. 

In 1919 Carrie's daughter, Isabelle, had married a Wil- 
liam H. Mathee. After World War II Isabelle was living 
in Genoa City, Wisconsin, where she ran a small antique 
shop. Williamson wrote her several times to ask if she 
wanted any of her mother's possessions but never received 
a reply. After the money from the house and auction was 
exhausted, Carrie lived on state old age assistance from 
the Department of Public Welfare. She died in 1960. 


ITH NO further word from Mrs. Mathee, William- 
son kept the letters in his house. Though no historian, he 
had enough sense of history to feel that anything written by 
a President of the United States, no matter what it was, 
should be preserved. And he was afraid that these letters 
might easily be destroyed. When I first saw Williamson 


and read the letters in the autumn of 1963 I suggested 
that he present them to the Ohio Historical Society, and 
he agreed. They proved an awkward gift for the society. 

A HE LETTERS are a curious mixture of scandal and 
history. Some of them are crudely sexual to the point of 
becoming pornographic— most of these dating from the 
period of several years before the First World War when 
Carrie was living in Germany. Others, on United States 
Senate stationery, were obviously written with the expecta- 
tion of a number of readers. In both the intimate letters 
and the more public ones there are many references to 
politics, to Harding's own inner doubts about his political 
career and his personal qualifications, to his reasons for 
going back into politics after his defeat for governor in 
1910, and to the state of his health. He mentions a meeting 
with Theodore Roosevelt. As the 1917 crisis sharpens he 
writes of various senate conflicts, and just before the United 
States declaration of war he warns Carrie against pro- 
German indiscretions. The grimmest letter is the last. After 
her husband had learned of her prolonged affair she had 
written to Harding demanding a money settlement and 
threatening to expose him. Harding replied that he could 
not pay the sum she demanded even if she drove him from 
public life. But he did offer either to retire from politics, 
or as long as he held public office to pay her $5,000 a year. 

Word of the letters began to leak out in Ohio. Finally 
the Toledo Blade published a garbled account of them. 
Since I had first tracked them down and read them and 
afterwards arranged for their transfer to the Historical 
Society, I then released my story to The New York Times. 
My notes on the letters being in New York in the custody 
of American Heritage, the Times correspondent was al- 
lowed to look through them for his story, which appeared 
on July 10, 1964, and was reprinted all over the country. 
The Hearst papers On the West Coast ran the story in 
banner headlines, and it was written up by the London 
Times, the Manchester Guardian and the Paris edition of 
the Herald Tribune. Fearing possible destruction of the 
originals I also arranged for a sealed microfilm of them 
to be deposited with American Heritage, of whose advisory 
board Allan Nevins is chairman. On July 30 Dr. George T. 
Harding III, a nephew of the late President, filed suit 
against me, my publishers, McGraw-Hill, and American 
Heritage, demanding the impounding of the letters and a 
million dollars damages and claiming that he and the 
other heirs had been "irreparably damaged" by publica- 
tion of portions of the letters. 

According to law the recipient of a letter owns the 
actual document, but the contents belong to the writer 
and cannot be printed without his permission, as Ellen 
Ferry discovered when Shaw refused to allow her to pub- 
lish the letters he had written her. The actual Phillips 
Letters belong unquestionably to Mrs. Mathee as her 
mother's heir, and after paying her mother's debts she 
was able to claim them. At least until recently they were in 
a bank vault in Marion under the joint control of Mrs. 
Mathee and the Hardings. Dr. Harding claims that the 
contents belong to the Harding family as legatees of the 
late President, and, as I understand it, does not intend 
ever to let them be published or consulted. 

It is my contention that these letters are in the public 

domain. Mrs. Harding in her will left all her husband's 
papers, public and private, to the Harding Memorial So- 
ciety "to be preserved to the public for the benefit of pos- 
terity." In July 1929 workmen found thirty-nine letter-file 
cases of Harding correspondence in the White House base- 
ment while making repairs. Although the chief of the 
Library of Congress's manuscript division tried to retain 
the letters, the Memorial Association was able successfully 
to reclaim them under the terms of Mrs. Harding's will. 
I can see no difference between letters in the basement of 
the White House and letters in the basement of a Marion 
lawyer. Since 1963, all the Harding papers have been offi- 
cially turned over by the Harding Memorial Society to the 
Ohio Historical Society, and I maintain that the contents 
of the letters now belong to the Historical Society and 
should be as available to scholars and historians as any of 
the other Harding papers now in the Society's library. 


f F COURSE, this is a matter that will have to be decid- 
ed eventually in court. It does bring up the curious problem 
of the privacy of a public figure. My own feeling is that 
when a man attains high public office he becomes a part of 
history. If he wished his life to be private, he himself 
should have remained private. A certain precautionary 
time-limit is only decent. But when a man becomes Presi- 
dent of the United States he becomes, whatever his own 
limitations, one of the key figures of the world, and the 
knowledge of what he does, says, and writes no one has 
the right to suppress. 

Francis Russell '33 is a freelance writer and historian 
who lives in Wellesley Hills, Mass. He is the author of 
several books, including Three Studies in Twentieth Cen- 
tury Obscurity, a book on James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and 
Gertrude Stein; The Great Interlude: Neglected Events 
and Persons From the First World War to the Depression; 
and Tragedy in Dedham, a study of the Sacco-Vanzetti 
case. He is currently completing a definitive biography of 
Warren G. Harding, which will be published by McGraw- 
Flill either in the fall or spring. The biography is tenta- 
tively titled Warren Gamaliel Harding: The President in 
the Shadows. 


Talk of the Alumni 

Some Last Thoughts 

On May 9 Peter C. Barnard '50 
gave a jorum talk. It was his last pub- 
lic address to the students as Bow- 
doin's alumni secretary. An abridg- 
ment of his remarks follows: 

BOWDOIN'S most important 
product is not its buildings, 
nor a research faculty, nor the 
books the faculty write and the things 
they discover. Rather our most im- 
portant product is the body of edu- 
cated men who go through the Col- 
lege in a steady stream and then go 
on to useful and productive lives. 
Some become leaders in their busi- 
nesses and professions; others perform 
yeoman service as teachers, lawyers, 
doctors, manufacturers, salesmen, den- 
tists, librarians, and bankers. They 
are all Bowdoin alumni who have 
shared certain common experiences. 
The College exists to turn adolescent 
schoolboys into educated young men, 
men who will go on with credit to 
themselves to graduate school, mili- 
tary service, marriage, community 
service, and a variety of occupations. 

Who are these Bowdoin alumni? 
Although presently we have no de- 
tailed statistics, I can give you some 
general facts. There are now almost 
9,200 living alumni, most of whom 
were enrolled as undergraduates. This 
majority includes 6,680 (about 75%) 
graduates and 2,187 nongraduates. 
Bowdoin's living alumni also include 
51 graduates of the old Medical 
School of Maine, 109 holders of hon- 
orary degrees, and 83 who have 
earned their master's degrees in the 
special A.Y.I, and summer institute 
programs in mathematics. Almost all 
of them are men, but a score or more 
are women who have received honor- 
ary degrees or who have earned the 
M.A. in the special mathematics pro- 

The median class for living alumni 
of the undergraduate program is 1947. 
This means that there are as many 
living Bowdoin men on this side of 

1947, men who have left Bowdoin in 
the last 19 years, as there are in all 
the earlier classes, from the eldest 
survivor of the Class of 1895 to those 
in 1946. In a few years, probably about 
1970, the median will fall in my class, 
1950, which, as a product of World 
War II, was the largest to go through 
Bowdoin and which still has some 
375 living members. 

Most Bowdoin men live in the 
northeast corner of the country, which 
is not surprising when you remember 
that about 70% of each entering class 
comes from New England. But we 
notice an interesting trend as we pro- 
cess alumni address changes, notify 
alumni club secretaries about the 
movements of alumni, and watch a 
slight shift in the geographic spread 
for each new entering class. When we 
compiled the 1965 Alumni Directory, 
we included a map showing the geo- 
graphic distribution of alumni. Less 
than two years ago, 1,900 alumni had 
addresses in Maine, 2,120 in Massa- 
chusetts, and 940 in New York. There 
were 139 in my native Ohio, 113 in 
Illinois, and 105 in Michigan. Texas 
had 50 Bowdoin men, and there were 
38 in the state of Washington, 14 in 
Hawaii, and five in Alaska. Not count- 
ing those with APO and FPO ad- 
dresses, there were more than 300 in 
California, with more moving there 
every month, and every state had at 
least one Bowdoin man, including 
Montana— which had exactly one. 

We have not run an alumni occu- 
pational survey in several years, but 
I can make some pretty close guesses, 
I think. About 1,000 of our 9,200 are 
engaged in some phase of education; 
most are teachers in a wide range of 
schools and colleges and universi- 
ties, while some are administrators, 
coaches, and librarians. Bowdoin is 
now sending about 10% of each class 
to medical school and another 10% 
to law school. I am certain we must 
have at least 800 alumni in medicine, 
dentistry, and allied fields, such as 
hospital administration. In a survey 
five years ago, 5,300 alumni (65% of 

those living) replied, and the tabula- 
tion showed that almost 1,000 were 
engaged in manufacturing and close 
to 600 were in general business activi- 
ties. Other categories with from 100 
to 400 apiece were the armed services; 
banking, brokerage, and finance; gov- 
ernment service; insurance; law and 
the judiciary (which did not account 
for lawyers who were primarily in 
business or banking, or other activi- 
ties) ; public utilities; and publishing 
and journalism. 

Contrary to popular belief, a col- 
lege is not and should not be inter- 
ested in its alumni solely as sources 
of money. I would be lying if I did 
not state that Bowdoin needs and 
welcomes and will continue to seek, 
search, wheedle, coddle, beg, inquire, 
urge, ask, and angle for alumni finan- 
cial support. This will be in the form 
of the annual Alumni Fund, special 
campaigns for capital funds from 
time to time, and specialized programs 
in wills, bequests, and estate planning 
—all of which are necessary to aug- 
ment income from endowment, tui- 
tion and other fees, government 
grants, and gifts from corporations 
and friends. But alumni are also im- 
portant to Bowdoin because of their 
interest and the work they do on the 
Governing Boards, the Alumni Coun- 
cil, and the Alumni Fund, as well as 
in admissions, placement, develop- 
ment, and public relations matters. 

Bowdoin's alumni have worked for 
the College through a variety of or- 
ganizations. In the mid-1800's, there 
was a rather loosely organized alumni 
association; alumni came back to the 
College for reunions at commence- 
ment, and they received appeals from 
time to time when the College was in 
need of funds. Then, at the sugges- 
tion of Dean Kenneth Sills '01, alum- 
ni were asked to vote upon a new 
constitution for the General Alumni 
Association and to establish an Alum- 
ni Council, which they did in 1914. 
The Bowdoin Alumni Fund was re- 
organized and formalized in 1920/21 
as a means for some alumni to solicit 


all alumni and seek funds to help 
operate the College. 

Bowdoin's first alumni secretary 

(who also taught in those early days) 
took office in 1921, and by 1942 when 
the third man occupied the position 

(which carries faculty rank according 
to the bylaws of the College) , the 
work of the office had grown so that 
it became a full-time position. A new 
constitution and a change of name 
to the "Bowdoin College Alumni As- 
sociation" in 1945 also provided for 
broadened membership and a new 
definition of alumni: now "all aca- 
demic students who during residence 
at the College shall have earned at 
least one academic credit toward a 
degree and whose class shall have 
graduated" are considered to be alum- 
ni. While a higher and higher per- 
centage of seniors graduate each year, 
Bowdoin still has a very solid and 
loyal corps of nongraduate alumni, 
including some hard-working mem- 
bers of the Governing Boards, Alumni 
Council, and Alumni Fund. 

By 1959 the work of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Office had grown to the point 
where two men (who had been assis- 
tants to the third alumni secretary) 
split the work: one became secretary 
of the Alumni Fund and editor of 
the Bowdoin Alumnus; the other be- 
came alumni secretary and as such 
worked with the Alumni Council, the 
alumni clubs, reunions, campus con- 
ferences, the alumni records, and an 
assortment of other alumni affairs. 
The Alumni Fund continued to grow, 
and in 1965 a third man was appoint- 
ed editor of the Alumnus so that the 
Alumni Fund secretary could devote 
almost all of his time to the annual 
alumni and parents' funds. Now the 
need lor additional help is apparent, 
so I hope soon to hear that the Col- 
lege has added clerical and secretarial 
personnel to support the rapidly ex- 
panding alumni programs. 

Over the years the Alumni Council 
—by suggesting, recommending, and 
sometimes reminding— has been in- 
strumental in the establishment of an 
annual alumni fund (1920/21) ; the 
office of the alumni secretary (1921) ; 
a regular alumni magazine (1927); 
a placement bureau (1944) ; a sep- 
arate admissions office (1948); and 
an office devoted to development and 
public relations matters (1953). It 
has promoted a regular, quinquen- 
nial alumni directory. It has fostered 

reunion committees and regional 
Bowdoin alumni clubs, now 49 in all. 
It was responsible for the Alumni 
House and the annual Campus Ca- 
reer Conferences, both of which were 
established in 1962. As the executive 
body of the Alumni Association, it 
reflects the interest of Bowdoin alum- 
ni in undergraduate life and thought, 
admissions, athletics, fraternities, the 
faculty, and the Senior Center. It 
promotes an alumni day in the fall 
and a variety of activities at com- 
mencement. It is, in fact, the means 
and the mechanism through which 
interested alumni can work for the 

As one who was once a teacher and 
who will soon be a teacher again, I 
have been puzzled over the years by 
the attitudes of many teachers I have 
known toward "alumni." To them, 
"teacher," "student," and "scholar" 
are good words, while "alumnus" is 
often an opprobrium, a term used 
only in a pejorative way. This is 
strange, for these teachers are them- 
selves alumni, and the students they 
so fondly nurtured yesterday have not 
changed into faceless ogres today, have 
they? What unusual alchemy is at 
work? Is today's student, captured in 
a vacuum, the only consideration? I 
hope not. 

As many of you know from see- 
ing them visit the campus, at the 
Campus Career Conferences and the 
Teachers' Club meetings, in your fra- 
ternity houses, and at the Senior Cen- 
ter, most Bowdoin alumni are not cut 
from one mold. But detractors might 
lead you to believe that they are. The 
prototype is described as overweight, 
rather empty-headed, interested pri- 
marily in winning football teams, 
back on campus only to get drunk, 
engaged in some vague sort of living 
known as "business," and probably 
possessed of an abundance of the 
world's goods, part of which he should 
be enticed to give to the College. 
Does this really describe the Bow- 
doin alumni you know? Is this what 
you and your contemporaries will be- 
come? Is this how you wish to be re- 
garded by your old teachers and the 
later generations of Bowdoin students? 

For the future of the College and 
of its alumni— and they are really part 
and parcel, one of the other— I fore- 
see a number of things. The College 
will continue to grow in size: perhaps 
by the time my class holds its 50th 

reunion in the year 2000, Bowdoin 
may have twice the campus, with some 
1,500 to 2,000 students. A good por- 
tion of these will be graduate stu- 
dents, or, perhaps, female students at 
the oft-discussed nearby co-ordinate 
college. To serve an ever-complicating 
academic society, the administration 
will grow, providing all the while 
more services for the students, faculty, 
and alumni. The faculty will grow, 
too, as will the physical plant, al- 
though I hope that the next major 
fund campaign will be directed more 
toward money for faculty and staff 
salaries and for student scholarships 
and loans. 

The College will know more about 
its alumni— where they are, what they 
are doing, and how they are doing it 
—and such information will be pro- 
grammed for quick and frequent ac- 
cess on our I.B.M. electronic data 
processing equipment. To compete 
with the many other things that will 
engage your interest, and to keep you 
posted on the changes in a rapidly 
changing academic world, Bowdoin 
will send you more literature. There 
will be more alumni affairs on the 
campus— career conferences, admis- 
sions and placement seminars, class 
and club workshops. Programs of con- 
tinuing education will be stepped up 
for those who are interested, while 
the per-person price will come down. 
There will be more alumni clubs, 
with new ones springing up in far 
away places and in the splintering 
suburban areas of our present larger 

In essence, then, the College will 
continue to change, and, we hope, 
progress. It there is any single mes- 
sage I can give you, it is this: Keep 
an open mind about Bowdoin— and 
keep informed about Bowdoin. Alum- 
ni tend to lose their time-sense when 
they think about their colleges. You 
will remember many of the good 
things— fewer of the bad things— about 
your days here, but while you will go 
on and grow and change— and while 
the College moves ahead and adapts 
and changes— you'll have to fight the 
dangerous tendency to think of "old 
Bowdoin in my time" as the best. 
Teachers and systems and courses and 
even buildings come and go, but an 
educational institution to be alive and 
worth its salt must adapt to the 
changing needs of its students and 
the current society. 


Alumni Clubs 


More than 40 attended a meeting of the 
Club at the Center Club in Baltimore on 
March 29. Special guests included nine 
students from area secondary schools, 
Coach Danny MacFayden and the varsity 
baseball team, which was on its southern 
tour at the time. 


More than 125 attended the campus 
meeting of the Club on April 30. Frank E.I 
MacDonald '23, who teaches at Thayer 
Academy, was given the Distinguished 
Bowdoin Educator Award. 

Vincent Nowlis '35, professor of psycholo- 
gy at the University of Rochester, spoke on 
"Student Attitudes." Milton MacDonald 
'49, Bruce MacDonald '60, and David 
Wetherell '45 participated in a panel dis- 
cussion moderated by John Jaques '43. 
There was a second panel discussion in the 
afternoon. Participants were Dr. Daniel F. 
Hanley '39, moderator; Charles R. Too- 
majian Jr. '65, Karl Ashenbach '66, Donald 
Carlin '67, and James MacAllen '66. 


Seventeen alumni and their ladies at- 
tended a dinner meeting on April 1 at the 
Southern Hotel. The featured attraction 
was the Bowdoin Bachelors. 


Nearly 70 alumni and their ladies at- 
tended the Club's first annual spring din- 
ner meeting at the Concord Inn on April 

When the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia held its annual dinner and ladies' night in 
February, four of Bowdoin's most distinguished alumni had an opportunity to talk 
with President Coles. Left to right are Bill Drake '36, Frank Evans '10, President 
Coles, Charles Cary '10, and John Pickard '22. About 100 alumni and wives attended. 

28. Herbert R. Brown H'63 was the guest 
speaker. Other guests included Prof. 
Brown's wife, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Born 
'57, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Knight '50. 


Sixty-four attended the spring dinner and 
ladies' night at the Pioneer House in Augus- 
ta on April 20. President Coles was the 
speaker. Other guests included Dean Ken- 
drick, Prof. Noel Little '17, and Assistant 
Treasurer Glenn Mclntire '25. 

The Club observed a moment of silence 
in memory of Philip Bird '51, who is miss- 
ing and presumed drowned. 

Elected for the coming year were Jon 
Lund '51, president; William Fraser '54, 
vice president; Leon Walker '32, secretary- 
treasurer; and Roger Welch '52, Alumni 
Council member. 


Some 40 alumni and their ladies attended 
the Club's annual dinner meeting at 

One of the many Alumni Clubs to honor Assistant Treasurer Glenn R. Mclntire '25 
(third from right) and Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick (far right) before their retire- 
ments on July 1 was the Boston Club. With Glenn and Nat are President Coles, Bob 
Delaney '55, Club president for 1966/67; Bob Forsberg '53, president in 1965/66; 
Herbert Brown H'63; and Paul Revere '53, president of the Bowdoin Minuteman Club. 
Other clubs that honored one or both of them included Brunswick, Buffalo, Chicago, 
Cleveland, Rochester, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Androscoggin, and Kennebec Valley. 

Francis Farm, Rehoboth, Mass. Guests of 
honor were Dean Kendrick and Mr. and 
Mrs. Glenn R. Mclntire '25. The Club ex- 
pressed regret at the inability of Mr. and 
Mrs. Peter Barnard '50 and Prof, and Mrs. 
Noel Little '17 to attend. 

Elected to serve two year terms were: 
Arthur Davis '28, president; Herbert Han- 
son '43, vice president and Council repre- 
sentative; Phineas Sprague '50, treasurer; 
and John Lingley '60, secretary. 

The Club observed a moment of silence 
in memory of Dr. Craig Houston '20, who 
died last winter. 


Twenty-three attended the Club's ladies' 
day luncheon on March 10. "Seward Marsh 
and his wife made a special effort to come 
by from Sarasota, and he gave us just the 
kind of talk we wanted," Convener Alton 
Pope '11 reports. 

The Club held its final luncheon meet- 
ing of the season at the Hotel Pennsylvania 
on April 8. Marston '99, Hussey '11, Ken- 
nedy '13, Fish '15, Stack '22, Brown '25, and 
Pope '11 were present. 


Members of the Club and their ladies 
met at the home of Charlie Bergeron '53 
for a cocktail party and potluck dinner on 
May 5. Dean A. LeRoy Greason was the 


Robert Morse '43 assistant secretary of 
the Navy for research and development, 
was the speaker at the Club's monthly 
luncheon on April 5. Joseph Fisher '35, 
president of Resources for the Future, spoke 
on May 3. Both of these meetings were 
held at the Club's new gathering place, 
the Touchdown Club. 

Members are reminded that they should 
send in their dues ($2.50) to Treasurer 
Peter Smith '60. 2511 Q St., N.W., Wash- 
ington, D.C, 


Class News 


Hudson Sinktnson 
52 Storer Street 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Nat Barker, whose sister, Miss Lois 
N. Barker, died on May 12. 

Members of the Class will regret to learn 
of the death of Mrs. Jenny B. Grinnell, 
Herbert's widow, on May 2. 


Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 
Jackson Heights, N. Y. 


Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Chase, whose wife, Catharine, 
died on Feb. 20. 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

Arthur Putnam wrote in May to say that 
he had been in an automobile accident last 
July and had been in the hospital for nearly 
four months. 

Thaddeus Roberts, who sells an auto- 
matic bed warmer for S24.95, wrote in April: 
"From each paid in full warmer order sent 
in by a Bowdoin alumnus, $10 goes to the 
Bowdoin treasury." According to a flyer ac- 
companying his note the warmer is good 
news for golden agers. They can be ordered 
from Blaine's Agency, Norway, Maine. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rowe were honored 
in March with a surprise party on the oc- 
casion of their 56th wedding anniversary. 

Mrs. John Winchell wrote in April: "Jack 
and I flew to Florida on Feb. 1, 1966, for a 
family reunion. His two sons, Jack and Jim, 
and their wives were there, as was his 
daughter, Betsy, and her family. He was in 
the hospital there for four weeks- and died 
on March 13." Classmates and friends join 
me in extending sympathy to Mrs. Winchell. 


07 i 


3120 West Penn Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Winchell, whose brother, 
John P. Winchell '06, died on March 13. 


Christopher Toole 

4884 MacArthur Boulevard, #7 

Washington, D. C. 20007 

Sturgis Leavitt is the author of a pam- 
phlet, The Society of Mayflower Descendants 
in the State of North Carolina, He has been 
governor of the Society since 1960. 

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Waldoboro 04572 

Herewith your agent offers shamefacedly 
the few scraps that have come to him from 
1000. He wishes t'were otherwise, for scraps 

are unhappy symbols of disinterestedness 
and poverty, but on occasion some such 
scrap turns out to be a nugget of human 
interest, as recently when that patriarch of 
1909 families, Great-Grandfather Dan 
Koughan, sent your agent one of the pleas- 
antest letters he has received in his three 
years of reporting on your class. There was 
nothing in it that has not already been re- 
ported—just an expression of kindness and 
goodwill that is a golden gift of truly ma- 
ture humans. 

Reed Ellis has sent his annual letter from 
Lake Wales, Fla. He is heading north after 
fifteen winters in the South Land. He opines 
that "this is the last we will attempt. We 
will both be over eighty and at that age 
this is too far from home." He adds concern- 
ing 1909, "Not many left but God bless 
everyone of them." 

Our president, Bob Pennell, doubtless 
smitten by conscience, has come to life 
again and sent us a couple of good letters 
from his haven, 409 Main St., Gorham. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Frank Evans, whose brother, Henry 
D. Evans '01, died on April 14. 

William Newman is serving as general 
chairman of the Husson College new cam- 
pus development building fund campaign. 
The college is seeking $1 million to match 
$8.6 million in federal grants and loans and 
bank loans. 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

When Meredith Auten turned 75 in 
April his friends in Cass City purchased 
billboard space to wish him a happy birth- 

Herb Bryant is helping to raise another 
$100,000 for the Miles Memorial Hospital 
in Damariscotta. He and others have al- 
ready raised $465,000 for it. 

Ellison Purington has retired after 45 
years with the Hammond Research Corp. 
of Gloucester, Mass. 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 

Farmington 04938 

Dr. and Mrs. George Cummings returned 
to their home in Cape Elizabeth in April 
after two months at Jekyll Island, Ga. 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 


Walter Brown quipped on the back of an 
Alumni Fund slip that he sent in April: 
"At my age, no news is good news." 

Class Secretary Alfred Gray was invited 
by President Coles to represent the College 
at the dedication of the college center and 
student residence hall of Rivier College, 
Nashua, N.H., on May 22. 

Ray Verrill has been named to the execu- 
tive committee of the Twin County Exten- 

sion Association that serves the greater 
Lewiston-Auburn area. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burr returned to 
their home in Portland in April after hav- 
ing spent four months in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Larry Cartland's wife wrote in March: 
"Larry and I came down to Florida for 
Christmas with our daughter and family- 
only to have Larry enter the hospital with 
a stroke. He is home and is gaining but of 
course it is very slow. I so hope he can get 
back for commencement, as he had planned 
and counted on so much. . . ." 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

A clipping from The Eastern Gazette 
(Providence, R.I.) sent by C. W. Bowdoin 
reads: "Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Crosby 
left today to spend a few weeks at Miami 
and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. At the latter 
place they will join Mr. and Mrs. Marcus 
Sutcliff of Pawtucket, R.I. . . ." 

Fred and Elizabeth Willey spent three 
weeks in April touring Portugal, Spain, 
Morocco, and Greece. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Bob Albion spoke on "America's World 
Responsibilities" at Carleton College's 28th 
annual honors day program in May. Bob 
was visiting professor on the Fred C. An- 
dersen Foundation for American Studies at 
Carleton during the 1965/66 academic year. 

Lloyd Claff wrote in March: "Last No- 
vember my wife, Frances, and I traveled out 
to Lajolla, Calif., to celebrate a surprise 
birthday champagne breakfast for my dear 
friend, Dr. Pere Scholander, Scripps In- 
stitute of Oceanography. There we met his 
father-in-law, Dr. Larry Irving '16, who was 
in college with me and came down from 
Alaska to help celebrate. . . . 

"In March 1966 Frances and I flew to 
Puerto Rico where our new factory, Claff- 
box of Puerto Rico, is being built. . . ." 

Ed Hildreth has been re-elected secretary- 
treasurer of the Bowdoin Club of Central 
New York. 


Donald S. Hiooins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Dr. John Coburn wrote in March to say 
that he expected to leave the Philippines 
to resume residence in the United States 
sometime during May. His new address 
would be c/o U.S. Veterans Administration, 
474 South Court St., Montgomery, Ala. 


Sanford B. Cousins 
23 McKeen Street 
Brunswick 04011 

According to an Associated Press news 


YOUNG '21 

story in the Portland Press Herald, Joseph 
Badger was among the passengers who were 
injured when a giant wave hit the Italian 
liner Michelangelo. 

Some 3,500 boys and 44 years later, 
Cloyd Small has retired from his position 
as a science teacher at Worcester (Mass.) 
Academy. Cloyd plans to live at 12 Green- 
dale Ave., Needham Heights, Mass., "next 
door to my brother, Asa '25. My mother 
will live with me." 


'Norman W. Haines 
247 South Street 
Reading, Mass. 01867 

Margery Clifford, Don's wife, has been 
elected to the board of trustees of Bethune- 
Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla. She 
and Don attended the annual meeting of 
the trustees in Daytona last March. 

Hugh and Eleanor Nixon were in Europe 
from April 16 to May 26. They toured 
England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and 

Ryo Toyokawa wrote in April to say that 
he had left Nikko Securities Co. to establish 
a new company which is doing work for 
the Osaka World Fair, to be in 1970. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Isabel Young, whose husband, 
John, our class president, died in May. John 
was the only officer to serve since our Senior 
year. As an undergraduate he served as 
president of the Student Council, the Asso- 
ciated Students of Bowdoin College, the 
Board of Union Managers, and the Y.M.C.A. 
Cabinet. He was a member of our 45th re- 
union committee. Shortly before his death 
he and his brother established a scholarship 
fund at the College. 

Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

The Class is sorry to learn that Selma 
Bernstein has been suffering from a broken 

Clyde Congdon has been appointed to the 
United States Savings and Loan League's 
trends and economic policies committee. 

Harold Doe reports that he is teaching 
several subjects at Albion (Me.) High 
School. He approaches his 45th wedding an- 
niversary with two married sons, a daughter, 
and seven grandchildren. 

Francis Fagone has a son, Francis A., in 
this year's graduating class at Bowdoin. His 
son has been accepted for post-graduate 
work in chemistry at Penn State and has 
been awarded an assistantship. 

Stan Fish will be at his log cabin summer 
place on the Freeport-Brunswick Shore Road 

and would like to have classmates drop in. 
He retires from the Loomis School after one 
more year. 

Hervey Fogg will be working again this 
summer at Lakewood. 

Sylvio Martin is still operating S. C. Mar- 
tin & Co., Insurance Adjusters, at 1008 Elm 
St., Manchester, N.H. His Bowdoin son, 
John '63, is a graduate student in economics 
at the University of California at Berkeley. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Partridge spent a 
month last spring visiting Chicago, Califor- 
nia, and Iowa. 

Sargent Ricker retired last September 
after 40 years as cashier for Ludlow Corp. 
He and his wife spent seven weeks in Flori- 
da last winter. 

Roliston Woodbury was invited by Presi- 
dent Coles to represent the College at the 
inauguration of Joseph P. McMurray as 
president of Queens College on April 24. 
While in Florida during February the 
Woodburys spent two weeks with Warren' 
Barker. One day they visited Frank Ridley, 
whom they found as cheerful as could be 
expected with such unfortunate medical 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Laurence Allen wrote in April to say that 
he, Dave Berman, and Maurice Hussey ex- 
pected to attend their 40th Harvard Law 
School reunion in May. 

Ray Bates has been elected a member of 
the Yarmouth Town Council. His election 
came when the town adopted the council- 
manager form of government to replace the 
selectman system. 

Elvin Latty was invited by President Coles 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of James E. Cheek as president of Shaw 
University on April 16. 

Frank MacDonald, who teaches at Thayer 
Academy, South Braintree, Mass., was 
named recipient of the second Distinguished 
Bowdoin Educator Award at the annual 
campus meeting of the Bowdoin Teachers' 
Club in April. 

In April Frank Pierce announced that he 

MacDONALD '23 

would seek nomination as a State Represen- 
tative—as a Democrat. Frank has served 
eight terms in the Maine House and Senate 
as a Republican. He was defeated for House 
nomination in the Republican primary of 


Clarence D. Rouillard 
209 Rosedale Heights Drive 
Toronto 7, Ont., Canada 

Bradley Ross's son, Adam, has completed 
a personnel administration course at the 
Fort Dix, N.J., Army training center. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Simon became the 
grandparents of Geoffrey Harrison, born to 
Mr. and Mrs. David Simon on April 21. 

Doc Springer married Miss Dolores Hur- 
tado on Feb. 5. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Mrs. Lester Blake's son, Lester Jr., mar- 
ried Alice Ann Groom of Pasadena, Md., at 
Annapolis, Md., on March 27. 

Huber Clark wrote in May: "Professor 
Catlin used to have a favorite phrase, 
"doomed to eternal mediocrity." When I 
read in the Alumnus of the illustrious lives 
of my classmates, I begin to think that the 
good professor was foretelling my destiny. 
However, I've had a lot of fun." 

Crosby Hodgman has given a watercolor 
he painted to the Alumni House. It is titled 
"Low Tide." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Harold Johnson, whose wife, Pris- 
cilla, died oh Jan. 12. She and Harold had 
spent the Christmas holidays with their 
Bowdoin son, Rogers '52, and his family in 
Phoenix, Ariz. 

Walter MacCready wrote in March: "As 
of April 1, 1965, I retired after 39 years 
with the Travelers Insurance Cos. My wife 
and I celebrated by taking a 60-day trip to 
Europe last May and June. The past year 
has gone by very fast, and I recommend 
retirement to you old men!" 

Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Nichols returned 
home to Falmouth Foreside in May after a 
month's trip to the Near and Far East. 

Alger Pike has been re-appointed to the 
Maine Sardine Council. 

Radcliffe Pike spoke at a meeting of the 
Newmarket (N.H.) Community Church 
Parish Circle on April 5. Radcliffe, who is 
an extension specialist in landscape horti- 
culture, spoke on home landscaping fdeas. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 
Brunswick 04011 

Carl Hersey was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inau- 
guration of Albert W. Brown as president of 
the State University College at Brockport, 
N.Y., on May 19. 

In May Ken Pond wrote to say that he 
and Kay expected to move into a new home 
which they had built on June 1. Their new 
address is 221 Concord Rd., Longmeadow, 
Mass. Ken is still in business for himself 
(since 1936) , designing automatic machines. 
They both hope that any Bowdoin man and 


his family will stop to see them whenever 

Ted Smith, director of admissions at St. 
John's College, Santa Fe, N.M., was guest 
speaker at a United Nations Day program 
at the College of Santa Fe in March. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Ed Buxton wrote in April to report that 
he is still coaching baseball and demon- 
strating the hook slide, although he's put 
on 30 lbs. in the two years since he gave up 
cigarettes. He also sent his greetings to 
Dick Thayer, "the best damned class agent 
in existence." 

Joe Darlington and his wife canoed last 
fall from Telos Lake to Allagash Village 
"and survived." Wrote Joe in April: "Maine 
never seemed so good." 

Allen Fiske wrote in April: "I am still 
struggling to pay tuition, et. al., to keep 
the youngest offspring in the collegiate 
ranks. Son, Jeff, on the strength of selling 
some fiction, is on an extended tour of the 
United States." 

Preston Harvey wrote in April to say that 
his daughter, Alison, is enrolled in Colby's 
Class of 1970. 

Fletcher Means has been elected chair- 
man of the board of Consumers Water Co., 

Tom Weil recently completed a study for 
the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Mrs. Frank Harlow wrote in March from 
France to say that she and her daughter 
were going to tour Italy in late May and 
then return by ship to the United States on 
June 3. She expected to be home in Orono 
by June 20. 

The Rev. Bob Sweetser was chairman of 
the annual Human Rights Program in She- 
boygan, Wis., in February. The featured 
speaker was Hodding Carter '27. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Phil Blodgett's daughter, Judy Benson, 
has two children, Carrie Eynn (3) , and Eric 
Allen (17 months). His other daughter, 
Martha, is a stewardess for United Airlines 
and is based at J. F. Kennedy Airport in 
New York. 

Sears Crowell was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the inaugu- 
ration of Alan C. Rankin as president of 
Indiana State University on April 14. 

Edmund Lord reported in May: "As of 
April I, 1966, my firm, R. D. Burroughs 
Co. Inc. was merged with Marsh and Mc- 
Lennan Inc. and I can be found at their 
70 Pine St., N.Y.C., office." 

-\rt and Jean Orne are enjoying their stay 
in Germany, where their home address is 
4 Dusseldorf f ferderstrasse 68. On April 1 
they entertained Prof, and Mrs. Tom Riley 
'28, who are spending several months in 

Ed Spaulding's daughter, Andrea, has 
completed her third year of study at Welles- 
ley and is spending the summer in Europe. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Walter Bowman was one of 3,350 Amer- 
icans selected for listing in the first edition 
of the Biographical Cyclopaedia and Who's 
Who of the American Theatre. 

Jacob Smith's son, Jon, has completed his 
freshman year at Bowdoin. 

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Smyth's son, Doug 
'61, married Karen Lazarus in New York 
City on April 7. 

In March Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Zolov 
announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Deborah, to Jeffrey Migdol of Brooklyn. 

Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Robert Dow has been elected a director 
of the Maine State Biologists Association. 

Robert Grant has returned to Doshisha 
University, Kyoto, Japan, where he is a 
professor of American literature, after a 
year's leave in the United States. 

Vernor Morris's son, Frank, has been 
teaching junior high school science at 
Stockbridge, Mich., since his graduation 
from Michigan State. His daughter, Edith, 
is finishing her work for an M.A. in English 
at Northwestern, and she is to marry Assis- 
tant Dean Richard Croake on the campus 
on July 3. His wife, Edith, is busy keeping 
house and directing Girl Scout activities. 
As for Vernor, he's "working like mad." 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Coffin's son, James 
'63, and Joan Carol Austin, daughter of 
Mrs. Gerard Austin and the late Mr. Aus- 
tin, a member of the Class of 1926, were 
planning to marry in June, according to 
word received this spring. 

Doug Anello, general counsel for the Na- 
tional Association of Broadcasters, was the 
subject of the "Week's Profile" in Broad- 
casting magazine for March 28. 

Haig Bossidy has been appointed execu- 
tive vice president-international of the Cela- 
nese Fibers Group Co. 

Richard Boyd was the coordinator of the 
first regional planning workshop ever held 
in Maine for persons involved in commu- 
nity and regional development. It was held 
on May 9 and sponsored by the planning 
commissions of Greater Portland, Andros- 
coggin Valley, and York County. 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Floyd's son, Carl, is 
engaged to Judith Ann David of West- 
minster, Md. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Charles Allen has been re-elected a trus- 
tee of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Educational 
Telecasting Corp. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Charles Gould, whose father, 
Theodore Gould, died in March. 

According to a note from Dick Nelson 
in May, his daughter, Janice, expected to 
marry on June 25. She graduated from Wel- 
lesley last year. Linda is going to Witten- 
burg, and the twins, Jack and Steve, are at- 
tending Kingswood School in West Hart- 
ford, Conn. Roger is in the second grade 
"and will start at Bowdoin the year I re- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Henry Van De Bogert, whose 
mother, Mrs. Katherine B. Van De Bogert, 
died in April. 

Malcolm Walker wrote in March: "My 
son, Tom, will graduate from Governor 
Dummer Academy this spring and enter 
Bowdoin in the fall." 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 


Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Brooks Emery, whose sister, Mrs. 
Frances Emery Waterhouse, died in Kenne- 
bunk on March 29. 

Joseph Fisher has been named a trustee 
of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity 
Association College Retirement Equities 

Rear Adm. Paul Hartmann reported in 
May: "I returned from the Far East in 
March to assume command of an anti- 
submarine task group in the Atlantic. My 
home base is Norfolk, Va." He departed in 
mid-May for the northern European area 
and did not expect to return until fall. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lt. Col. Dick Nason, whose wife, 
Alice, died in January. 

Dick's daughter, Nancy, graduated from 
Stephens College in June. She and J. Brian 
Crow of Tulsa, Okla., planned to marry on 
June 25 in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Howard Niblock represented Bowdoin at 
the centennial convocation of Dean Junior 
College on May 14. 

Dr. and Mrs. Ed Smith's son, David '61, 
has passed the Massachusetts Bar exams. 

Donald Usher, whose job it is to guard 
Pan American Airways against fraud, was 
quoted in an article entitled "Beware the 
Airline Ticket Swindlers" in the March 27 
issue of Parade. 

In April Burt Whitman was honored on 
his 25th anniversary as an officer of the 
Brunswick Savings Institution. He received 
a citation and a gift of luggage from trus- 
tees and assistant treasurers. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Dr. Dick Elgosin has left his private prac- 
tice of medicine and has accepted a position 
as a staff physician at Gaylord Hospital, 
Wallingford, Conn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Favour had as their 
house guest Charles E. Huntington of the 
Biology Dept. when he spoke at a meeting 
of the Mt. Desert Island Bird Club in 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Goodman toured 


POPE '41 & WOODWARD '36 

Israel, Italy, Switzerland, England, and 
France during April. 

York County Probate Court Judge John 
Roberts ran unopposed for renomination 
in the June Republican primary. 

The Very Rev. Donald Woodward had an 
opportunity to get together with Everett 
Pope '41 when the latter was the principal 
speaker at the convention of the Episcopal 
Diocese of West Missouri this spring. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 - 

Robert Rohr, formerly with Connecticut 
General Life Insurance Co., is now president 
of C. Drew and Co. Inc. of Kingston, Mass. 
The firm manufactures hand tools. 

Allen Tucker's son, Allen Jr., married 
Maida Somerville on Dec. 19. His daughter, 
Marcia, is a Senior at Westbrook Junior 
College and "is representing the family at 
Bowdoin socially." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dick Woods, whose father died in 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Carl Barron wrote in March: "My two 
oldest daughters, Diane and Arlene, are now 
married, and I am ly 2 grandfathers. One 
daughter, Judith, is at Lasalle Jr. College, 
and another, Marilyn, is in Belmont High 
School. My last hope for Bowdoin, Ken- 
neth, is 12. I am still in the retail furniture 
business in Cambridge." 

Norman Dupee wrote in May: "On March 
24 my wife, Barbara, presented us with a 
six pound daughter, Elizabeth Nicole. My 
son, Terry, has been transferred to Holla- 
man AFB, N.M., and my first daughter, 
Becky is working in Washington. Second 
daughter, Martha, is winding up first year 
in nursery school." 

Roy Gunter has been selected to go to 
India as a consultant in the U.S. -India In- 
stitute Program. Roy is a physics professor 
at Holy Cross. He left in May, was expected 
to return in late July. 

Malcolm Shannon wrote in May: "After a 
prolonged absence, I was pleased to meet 
with many old friends and particularly to 
greet Prof. Athern Daggett at the North 
Jersey Alumni Dinner last April." 

David Walden has been named executive 
director of the Los Angeles County Mental 
Health Association. 

An article entitled "Washington's Own 
Million-Dollar Television Game" . in The 

Washington Post Potomac for March 6 told 
of Vincent Welch's efforts to gain the last 
available commercial TV channel assigned 
to Washington. 


ohn H. Rich Jr. 
Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Leonard Cohen, formerly editorial writer 
and columnist of the Portland Sunday Tele- 
gram, has been named director of the new 
secretariat of the New England Governors 

William Ittmann has been named vice 
president of the international division of 
Procter & Gamble. His responsibilities in- 
clude Britain, Canada, and Scandinavia. 

The Presque Isle Agency of Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Co., which is directed by 
Myron Mclntire, was named third place 
honor agency for "overall agency perfor- 
mance" among all agencies in the United 
States and C